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Mark Anti-Slavery Day with better protection for trafficked children

With the Modern Slavery Bill high on the parliamentary agenda, there is hope this Anti-Slavery Day that child victims of trafficking will at last get the help and protection they need.

Our inclusive approach

Our single equality scheme sets out how we embed best practice, and provide more diverse and representative services to vulnerable children and young people across England.

Give Birmingham children ‘freedom of the city’, experts say

Every child in Birmingham should be given free entry to the city’s cultural and sporting events to tackle the divide between the haves and have-nots, according to a panel of experts.

The independent Birmingham Commission for Children – backed by The Children’s Society – studied the views of children and young people on what it is like to grow up in the city, and sought to find out how their health and education can be improved over the next decade.

'Debt has a real impact on children': Our response to StepChange's report on problem debt

Debt forces families to cut back on basic essentials, causes family arguments and leads to children being embarrassed or bullied by their peers.

We need to do more to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation

As recent scandals in Rotherham, Oxford and elsewhere highlight the need to protect children from sexual exploitation, our policy officer highlights things we should do.

Read our new Impact Report

Our new report is part of our accountability to volunteers, partners, donors, supporters and, especially, the children we have the honour to work with.

What children say about making decisions

We involve children and young people in decision-making, giving them a say in our work.

John's story: Our mentoring project helped him change his life

'My mum says that things are now going our way for once and The Children’s Society can take a lot of credit for that', John says.

Emily's story: One of our children’s centres helped a family rebuild its life

When Emily’s twin died at just eight months old, her parents were devastated. One of our children’s centres was able to help.