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16 and 17 year olds are caught between childhood and adulthood

Our new Seriously Awkward campaign calls for better protection for vulnerable 16-17 year olds. You may wonder what protections these teenagers need.

Growing numbers of children helped by The Children’s Society

New Impact Report clearly shows positive impact The Children's Society is having on young people’s lives

Luke's story: Something isn't quite right

The most vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds are falling through the cracks between childhood and adulthood, simply because of their age. Our Seriously Awkward campaign aims to change that.

Abolishing child poverty targets masks true extent of in-work poverty

Whilst there are many factors that contribute to families falling into and becoming trapped in poverty, the ability to maintain a reasonable standard of living and afford essentials is at the heart of the matter.

Our impact

We worked with over 18,000 vulnerable children and young people through our direct services in 2015/16. Our campaign wins will bring life-changing support to more than 5.6 million.

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.