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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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Making sure vulnerable children are Seen and Heard

This week we launched a brand new initiative to help young victims of sexual abuse. The project commissioned by the Department of Health, trains health care staff to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation.


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Seen and Heard

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