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 34,000 vulnerable children through our direct services in 2014/15, while policy changes we influenced bring life-changing support to more than 1.8 million children and young people.

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.

Seriously Awkward: Protect older teenagers

The most vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds are falling through the cracks between childhood and adulthood, simply because of their age.

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.