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English children less happy than those in developing countries

England lags behind developing countries like Romania, Algeria, Brazil and South Africa when it comes to how happy and satisfied its children are, new The Children’s Society research out today (28 August) reveals.

The Good Childhood Report 2014 – which brings together the latest international and domestic evidence based on the views of more than 50,000 children - exposes that around half a million children in the UK have low well-being.

Children’s calls for help must be taken seriously

In response to Rotherham Borough Council’s report on child abuse, Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, said:

'Today’s report on Rotherham yet again highlights children’s vulnerability to sexual exploitation. Too often, children’s calls for help continue to be ignored and, as a result, they are forced to live with the damaging consequences of abuse for the rest of their lives.

Government failure condemns 10,000 children seeking asylum to poverty

The Children’s Society response to the Government’s ruling on financial support for families seeking asylum

Peter Grigg, Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research at The Children’s Society, said: 

'The Government has today condemned an estimated 10,000 children in the UK to live in the most severe poverty through its failure to increase financial support for families fleeing war, violence and persecution.

Local statistics: Hundreds of thousands of children hit by family debt crisis

New research from The Children’s Society and StepChange Debt Charity has revealed how many children are living in families trapped by debt in every part of England and Wales.

The study highlights how many families in each region are failing to keep up with household bills and loan repayments. It also estimates how many local children are living in families with problem debt.

Shockingly low-levels of UK asylum support pushing children into poverty

Over 10,000 children seeking safety from war, violence and persecution with their families are being pushed into poverty by alarmingly low-levels of support, new analysis from The Children’s Society reveals.

Welcome to the Autumn 2014 issue of Voice magazine

I’m proud to be the guest editor of Voice, the first of many young people who will be getting involved.

Why I’m leaving a gift (audio)

Alice Whelan knows what it’s like to be a child growing up in poverty. That’s why she is remembering us in her will


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Providing a helping hand

The Essentials Project has been supplying vital everyday items to families in the Tees Valley area

Stopping the debt trap

Latasha explains how, with your support, we helped her family escape a vicious cycle of debt

When debt leaves a scar

We speak to actor Brian Cox and ask him why he’s backing The Debt Trap...


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