We are a national charity that runs local projects, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable, and have nowhere left to turn. We listen.
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We fight child poverty and neglect, and help all children have a better chance in life.
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'Aiming High for Disabled Children: transforming short breaks' will benefit disabled children and young people and their families by helping local authorities.
Over the years the work of The Children's Society has changed but our child-centred values and intentions remain the same.
We transform the lives of more than 44,000 children and young people each year and in partnership with children's services' commissioners.
The Children's Society currently works in partnership with 40 local authorities, delivering a range of local services.
During the 1990s we moved into a new era of working for social justice.
In the last quarter of the twentieth century the Children’s Society changed its focus towards helping young people solve their own problems.
Edward Rudolf, our founder, envisioned a charity that gave poor, homeless children a loving and secure family environment.
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.
We ensure that children in care or in the child protection system have a say in important decisions that are made about their lives.