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Aiming High - Disability Short Breaks

'Aiming High for Disabled Children: transforming short breaks' will benefit disabled children and young people and their families by helping local authorities.

2003 onwards

Over the years the work of The Children's Society has changed but our child-centred values and intentions remain the same.

Our services

We transform the lives of more than 44,000 children and young people each year and in partnership with children's services' commissioners.

Our services

The Children's Society currently works in partnership with 40 local authorities, delivering a range of local services.

1990 to 2002

During the 1990s we moved into a new era of working for social justice.

1970 to 1990

In the last quarter of the twentieth century the Children’s Society changed its focus towards helping young people solve their own problems.

1881 to 1970

Edward Rudolf, our founder, envisioned a charity that gave poor, homeless children a loving and secure family environment.

Edward Rudolf

Edward Rudolf founded The Children's Society in 1881.


Participation means creating and promoting positive opportunities for children of all ages and abilities to get actively involved in all areas of our work.

Advocacy services

We ensure that children in care or in the child protection system have a say in important decisions that are made about their lives.