Over the years, we have built up an excellent track record of delivering services across a whole spectrum of needs.
Last year, we helped more than 18,000 children and young people through services run by almost 900 staff and more than 9,000 volunteers.
Working primarily in the poorest areas, we provided 7,480 young people with intensive support to overcome the many challenges they faced.
Our services support vulnerable children and young people:
- who go missing from home or care
- who are at risk of or affected by sexual exploitation
- who are affected by poor emotional well-being or mental health issues
- whose lives are impacted by their involvement with the care system
- who are substance misusers
- who are young carers
- who are refugees and migrants.
Our work is based on clear research and evidence, and its nature is often complex as many of the children we help are affected by several different issues.
We robustly evaluate our work to ensure we maximise the positive impact we have on the lives of young people and their families.
We listen to children and young people so that their views bring about change and services are relevant and effective for them.
We fight for change, helping children with severe and multiple disadvantage to have better lives
It is a painful fact that many children and young people in Britain today are still suffering extreme hardship, abuse and neglect.
The Children’s Society is a national charity that runs local services, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable.
By working together with our partners and listening to young people we build and deliver services that are relevant and effective.
Examples of our work together includes:
- Seen and Heard, a training package for healthcare professionals to recognise the signs of abuse, commissioned by the Department of Health
- Working with local authorities for over 20 years to fight child sexual exploitation
- Service without thresholds, which is helping to transform mental health services for children and young people
We’re working to change children’s lives for the better, but together we can achieve even more.