Billions cut from early help for children and young people

An investigation by The Children’s Society and the National Children's Bureau reveals that Government funding to help children and young people before their problems spiral out of control has been cut by more than half.

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.