Allegations against South Yorkshire Police 'alarming'

We respond to the force's decision to investigate claims it let down young people at risk of child sexual exploitation in Sheffield.

Critical that inquiry listens to children’s voices

The inquiry into child sexual exploitation must get to the bottom of why historic allegations were not investigated further, including why dismissive attitudes towards children's allegations were allowed to persist.

Well-being consultations

Our combination of survey, follow-up and feedback gathers local data, and gives children a voice in obtaining a better understanding of their lives.

Child poverty target ‘disgrace’

The millions of children whose families are struggling right now with debt, food and heating bills will continue to suffer until politicians are willing to take decisive action.

Mark Anti-Slavery Day with better protection for trafficked children

With the Modern Slavery Bill high on the parliamentary agenda, there is hope this Anti-Slavery Day that child victims of trafficking will at last get the help and protection they need.

Our inclusive approach

Our single equality scheme sets out how we embed best practice, and provide more diverse and representative services to vulnerable children and young people across England.

Give Birmingham children ‘freedom of the city’, experts say

Every child in Birmingham should be given free entry to the city’s cultural and sporting events to tackle the divide between the haves and have-nots, according to a panel of experts.

The independent Birmingham Commission for Children – backed by The Children’s Society – studied the views of children and young people on what it is like to grow up in the city, and sought to find out how their health and education can be improved over the next decade.

'Debt has a real impact on children': Our response to StepChange's report on problem debt

Debt forces families to cut back on basic essentials, causes family arguments and leads to children being embarrassed or bullied by their peers.

We need to do more to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation

As recent scandals in Rotherham, Oxford and elsewhere highlight the need to protect children from sexual exploitation, our policy officer highlights things we should do.