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One in three older teenagers have been too stressed to sleep

New report shows 16 and 17-year-olds are battling anxiety and feeling judged by society. Seriously Awkward campaign calls for urgent action to protect the most vulnerable teenagers.

Older teenagers in London ‘living in fear’

Research revealed as The Children's Society prepares to launch a network of services and campaigns to support vulnerable teenagers across the capital.

Scandal: 200,000 more children pushed into severe poverty

In response to the Household Below Average Income (HBAI) figures released today, Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, said: 

'It is a scandal that there are 200,000 more children who have been pushed deeper into poverty over the past year, as today’s figures reveal.

'There has also been a steady rise over the last five years in the numbers of children living in in-work poverty, clearly showing that even those families with jobs are suffering because of government policies.

Thank you, Emma Ball

For three years Emma Ball Ltd, a Nottinghamshire-based design company, has supported our work selling Christmas cards and gifts. Here we ask Emma to reflect on how the partnership has gone and why she got involved.

Refugee Week: Escaping and searching for peace

This week we celebrate Refugee Week and the young people who despite their own personal hardship have worked with us to help other young people to overcome poverty and neglect.


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Teenagers ‘crying out’ for early help with mental health problems

The Children’s Society announces plans to expand work on children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing - and calls for support for young people in school.

We need to transform children’s mental health services

As child and adolescent mental health services face a tipping point, we outline priorities for improving these vital services.

Sarah Maxwell: 'Tough n Buff is uniquely placed to get you on the road to fitness'

In support of our new 30-day fitness challenge, fitness expert Sarah Maxwell writes about why she supports the challenge, and how exercise and volunteering changed her life.

New guidance won’t protect children from payday loan adverts

Thousands of you joined us in saying payday loan adverts can trivialise the seriousness of taking out a loan, and we have a partial response from the advertising watchdog - plus other campaign news


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