Our partnership with the Church

Our charity was founded in 1881 by a Sunday school teacher, and our partnership with the Church has been of central importance ever since.

In church

Teenagers speaking to woman outside a churchJesus said that whoever welcomed a child in his name welcomed him and so we are committed to making a better childhood for every child.

We want your church to be involved too.

Our vision and mission

We fight for change, supporting disadvantaged children to have better lives. We are building a country where children are free from disadvantage.

Reach, scope, mandate

The Children's Society is a leading national charity that makes childhood better for all children in the UK. Our priorities are too:·

How we deliver

We take action to prevent, rescue and support children facing life trapped in a vicious circle of fear and harm.

Children in trouble with the law

Exposed to terrors like bullying, violence and deprivation, it's not surprising that some children are driven to crime.

Our programmes

We have many programmes up and down the country helping vulnerable children and young people every day.