Sophie's story, a former runaway

Just after her 16th birthday and with difficulties at home, Sophie started going missing. After being referred to The Children's Society by the police Sophie worked with a project worker who, over five months, helped her to understand the risks and dangers of going missing.

Break the darkness with the light of Christingle

We shuffle in, out of the cold. It isn’t long before we are handed a bizarre object. As the lights fade, sweets are stealthily swallowed.

Then darkness.

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Access denied: a teenagers trauma through the mental health system

Understanding adolescent neglect

We are conducting a comprehensive programme of research in order to begin to redress the neglect of adolescent neglect

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Report reveals tens of thousands of teenagers are neglected at home

New research from The Children's Society lifts the lid on the scale of teenage neglect as reported by young people themselves.