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When children face a crisis we are with them step-by-step, for as long as it takes, making small changes that make a big difference.

Right now in Britain there are children and young people who feel scared, unloved and unable to cope. The Children’s Society works with these young people, step by step, for as long as it takes.

We listen. We support. We act.

There are no simple answers so we work with others to tackle complex problems. Only together can we make a difference to the lives of children now and in the future.

Because no child should feel alone.

Our supporters around the country fund our services and join our campaigns to show children and young people they are on their side.

Matthew Reed

Our Senior Leadership Team

Armed with the knowledge, experience and expertise of their fields, our Senior Leadership Team collectively drive our organisation forward

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Our trustees

Our trustee board is ultimately responsible for the governance of the organisation

Our apology to historical abuse victims and survivors

We are committed to supporting the most vulnerable children and young people in society and as such, we will not tolerate abuse of any kind

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Our young trustees

Young trustees help us put children’s and young people’s voices at the centre of our work

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Our promise to our supporters

You help us fight child abuse and neglect, and change laws and opinions that affect the most vulnerable young people in this country. You are vitally important to our work.

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Our Area Directors

Our area directors manage our services for children and families across three regions

Duchess of Gloucester

Our Royal President

HRH The Duchess of Gloucester GCVO

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Our partnership with the Church

Our charity was founded in 1881 by a Sunday school teacher, and our partnership with the Church has been of central importance ever since

We worked with over 11,000 vulnerable children and young people last year, while our policy changes will improve the lives of more than half a million children.