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160,000 more children in poverty getting free school meals

Introduction of free school meals for all infant school children is important first step to pave way for all children in poverty to get this key support.

Post adoption and care service

Our service is an 'Access to Records' service, sharing records with those who were either adopted or in the care of our homes (which we no longer run)

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English children less happy than those in developing countries

England lags behind developing countries like Romania, Algeria, Brazil and South Africa when it comes to how happy and satisfied its children are, new The Children’s Society research out today (28 August) reveals.

The Good Childhood Report 2014 – which brings together the latest international and domestic evidence based on the views of more than 50,000 children - exposes that around half a million children in the UK have low well-being.

Children’s calls for help must be taken seriously

In response to Rotherham Borough Council’s report on child abuse, Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, said:

'Today’s report on Rotherham yet again highlights children’s vulnerability to sexual exploitation. Too often, children’s calls for help continue to be ignored and, as a result, they are forced to live with the damaging consequences of abuse for the rest of their lives.

Government failure condemns 10,000 children seeking asylum to poverty

The Children’s Society response to the Government’s ruling on financial support for families seeking asylum

Peter Grigg, Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research at The Children’s Society, said: 

'The Government has today condemned an estimated 10,000 children in the UK to live in the most severe poverty through its failure to increase financial support for families fleeing war, violence and persecution.