Parliamentary work

We tell members of parliament (MPs) and peers what children and young people want and what they think about their lives.

Glow candles

Glow candles

This year we continue to work in partnership with The Glow Company UK Ltd to provide 4" glow sticks as an alternative to wax candles for your Christingles. 

Glow candles are available to buy 

Fundraising tips

Little girlJust five minutes of your time can make a lifetime of difference to the children we work with. If you're keen to get fundraising immediately, why not consider one of these simple ideas?


Here you can read the latest newsletters that OutCry! have sent out to our supporters.


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How our work supports the OutCry! Campaign

As well as providing much needed support to families and children, our direct work is vital because it feeds into our campaign to bring the immigration detention of children and their families to an end.

We systematically collect evidence from our legal and welfare support work to provide a detailed picture of children’s experiences in detention.

The campaign team uses this evidence to push the government to stop detaining children and families.

Ann's story

‘I moved to this area about five years ago, to be closer to work. I didn’t have any friends nearby and I didn’t have much free time to get to know people. Not long after I’d moved, someone from The Children’s Society gave a talk at my church. Handing out community boxes seemed like a fantastic way to get involved in the community without overstretching myself, so I signed up as a volunteer then and there.

Become a box coordinator today

Box holders raise £2m annually by collecting spare change. Whether you collect on your own or as part of a group, we’d love to have your support.

Experiences of Children

Both The Children’s Society and Bail for Immigration Detainees work directly with children and families in immigration detention, providing much-needed legal and welfare support. As a result, we have heard first hand the appalling effects of detention on children.

Below is a small selection of quotes from those who have experienced detention.