Actress Samantha Morton is backing our work with runaway children by supporting our Safe at Christmas campaign and a call for Return Interviews for children who run away.

Portrait of Samantha

Samantha spent most of her teenage years in care so it’s an issue that’s very close to her heart.

'Most of my childhood was spent in care and I often ran away to escape abuse. I was lucky to find acting as a way out - it became my passion, giving me an outlet for my emotions during a very difficult time in my life. But not many children on the streets are so fortunate and some are forced to steal just so they can feed themselves. That’s why it’s so good to know The Children’s Society is there to help these children before it’s too late.'