About us

We are a national charity working to transform the hopes and happiness of young people facing abuse, exploitation and neglect. We support them through their most serious life challenges and we campaign tirelessly for the big social changes that will improve the lives of those who need hope most. We've been doing this for 140 years and we won't stop until we've built a society where hope is alive in every child.

About The Children's Society

We walk towards the young people that society crosses the road to avoid. We see something in these children, that something is:


Hope for a happier home life, hope of getting a job, of getting away from the people who exploit and hurt them.

Hope of overcoming the obstacles modern life puts in front of them and hope that tomorrow can be better than today.

It's right there in the centre of every young person in Britain. Even those who have it toughest of all, those who are exploited, neglected, unsafe.

We see it.

And we fight for it.

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Young carer health services

Fighting for hope

Sometimes hope takes a battering. Sometimes it's hidden by doubt, aggression or mistrust. Sometimes it's hanging by a thread. But we know it's there.

And that’s why we do everything in our power to restore it, protect it and strengthen it. 

We're building hope in the young people who need it most, through campaigning and support.

And we won’t rest until we’ve created a society built for all children.

Where hope is alive in every child.

Because no young person should be left without it.

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There is going to be a brighter future at the end of it

The Children's Society 2030 goal

Our vision and goal

Our vision is the world we seek to create. And we won’t rest until we’ve achieved our vision. Where together with young people and our supporters, we've created a society built for all children. Where hope is alive in every child.

  • Our vision: A society built for all children.

In the decade ahead we are determined to make sure this generation of children have a better childhood. So we will set out to build a happier, safer society for young people to grow up in, where they can look forward to their futures with more hope.

  • Our goal: By 2030 we will have overturned the damaging decline in children’s well-being, setting a path for long lasting growth.
Funraise for the Children's Society