Thousands of young people turn to The Children’s Society for help

Over 18,000 young people turned to The Children’s Society for help over the past year, according to the charity’s latest report on the impact on its work.

The Children’s Society’s impact report — The Difference We Made —  shows that the charity’s services across the country worked directly with 18,193 young people during 2015/2016, while its campaigning work has contributed to over 5.6 million positive changes to children’s lives — a 311% increase on the previous year.

Plea to PM from children's charities: 'It's critical that children do not suffer'

The Children's Society, NSPCC, Action for Children and Barnardo's call for children to be placed 'front and centre' of new government's agenda.

Jenny's story, dealing with substance misuse

Jenny was physically and emotionally abused by her step mum for over five years. As she grew older she turned to alcohol and drugs to calm her down. Juliet, one of our counsellors helped her deal with her emotions and past trauma.

Response to Justice Lowell Goddard resignation

In response to the announcement of Justice Lowell Goddard's resignation from the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse, Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children's Society said:  

'The crucial work of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse must not be derailed by the departure of the chair.    

Care leavers and financial exclusion

Many young people struggle with their finances when living independently for the first time. But this is a particularly difficult period for care leavers as they don’t have family to support them. We are campaigning to make sure care leavers have better financial stability.

Government must act to protect children fleeing war and violence

Our response to the House of Lords EU Home Affairs subcommittee report on unaccompanied migrant children.

John's story, the difference we made

This years' Impact Report focuses on our work in our five priority themes. Children's mental health and well-being is one area. Here we hear John's story of how his mentor helped him.


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Our impact

In 2015/16 we supported more than 18,000 children and young people

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Ask the Government to protect care leavers from falling into debt

The journey of a care leaver

Young people leaving the care system are often left with limited support that can leave them in real risk of falling into debt and destitution. This blog looks at the support a British or settled young person will receive in their journey out of the care system.


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