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Government free school meals decision 'deeply disappointing'

8 Feb 2018

The Children's Society responds to the news that the Department for Education has announced it intends to press ahead with plans that will see 1 million children in poverty miss out on free school meals under universal credit.

1 in 4 teenagers couldn’t enjoy Christmas without social media survey reveals

Almost one in three young people say it is getting harder to enjoy Christmas

Universal credit: One million children in poverty to miss out on free school meals

One million children living in poverty in England will miss out on free school meals under universal credit proposals, new findings from The Children’s Society reveal today.

The Children's Society responds to the NCA report on 'county lines' exploitation

Urgent action is needed to stop criminal exploitation devastating young lives.

Campaign to exempt care-leavers from council tax wins impact award

23 Nov 2017

The Children's Society wins award for care leavers campaign

The Children's Society Budget comment: Universal credit, children's services, children's mental health

22 Nov 2017

The Children's Society comments on the chancellor's Budget

‘Crippling’ funding cuts leave councils with no option but to help only children in crisis

The Children's Society, Action for Children and the National Children's Bureau warn ‘crippling’ central government saving targets have left councils with no option but to close services designed to spot signs of neglect and abuse early.

Parents’ alcohol abuse damaging the lives of 700,000 teenagers

Parents’ alcohol abuse is damaging the lives of an estimated 700,000 teenagers across the UK, according to new research from The Children’s Society.

Our response to the Institute for Fiscal Studies report, how it affects child poverty

2 Nov 2017

Figures show that child poverty in this country is getting worse and more and more families are paying the price for punishing government policy

Response: Government’s safeguarding strategy on unaccompanied asylum seeking children

1 Nov 2017

We welcomes the new strategy as a positive step forward in granting vulnerable young people the support they need

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