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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Children in care at risk of isolation following out of area moves

The Children's Society has launched a campaign in Greater Manchester to make sure that young people in care who are placed out of their local area get the support they need to settle and thrive.

Celebrating Volunteers’ Week

Yesterday, Sunday 7 June, marked the last day of Volunteers Week 2015 and a fantastic seven days of celebrations.