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Fear is stopping huge numbers of 16 and 17 year olds from reporting sex crimes

Our new report has found that an estimated 50,000 girls in England and Wales have been victims of child sexual exploitation crimes but only 4,900 cases have been recorded by the police.

Take action to stop child sexual exploitation

Ask the Government to strengthen the law so that 16 and 17 year olds experiencing sexual exploitation are given protection, get the help they need and access to the justice they deserve.

Children forced to wait months for mental health treatment

A new report by The Children's Society finds that too many young people are struggling to access the support they need to overcome mental health problems.

The Lightless Sky: an Afghan refugee boy’s journey of escape to a new life in Britain

Gulwali Passarlay was 12 when he fled Afghanistan, his new book tells the story. Here Gulwali tells us about his harrowing journey to the UK

Young people experiencing mental health problems

We run services around the country for young people who are desperately in need of mental health support. Services include therapeutic support, befriending, counselling or advice.

Christmas changes lives at Talbot Heath

Young world-changers come together to celebrate Christmas and make a big difference to vulnerable children. Head teacher, Karen Leahy, tells us how they gather pupils, parents and staff to organise memorable Christmas events.

Parents still being forced to pay over the odds for school uniforms

The Competition and Market Authority (CMA) has written an open letter to head teachers, governing boards and school uniform suppliers, urging them to make school uniforms available at the best prices possible