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Urgent action needed to tackle child poverty

Our response to the Social Metrics Commission's proposals for measuring child poverty

One in four 14-year-old girls self-harm

Shocking figures highlighted as Good Childhood Report explores issues affecting children's happiness

School uniform costs force families into debt

23 Aug 2018

One million children live in families across England who are getting into debt to meet the rising cost of school uniforms – a new study by The Children’s Society has found.

Children's mental health plans fall short says The Children’s Society

Our statement following the Government's response to the consultation on its children's mental health Green Paper.

Legal aid decision offers new hope for unaccompanied migrant children

Government u-turn follows five-year legal challenge spearheaded by The Children's Society

Urgent action needed to tackle neglect of older children

The Children's Society responds to findings in an inspection report that neglect of older children is often missed.

The Children’s Society secures £2.1 million of National Lottery funding to tackle child exploitation in three UK hubs

29 Jun 2018

The Children’s Society has secured £2.1 million of National Lottery funding to run a national programme to tackle child exploitation across Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and London.

Government urged to help young carers further with disability benefit commitment

The Children's Society responds to Government announcement on Severe Disability Premium

10 year olds who argue with mum at higher risk of mental health problems

4 Jun 2018

10 year olds who frequently argue with their mother are significantly more likely to develop mental health problems by the time they are 14, a new report from The Children’s Society and Barnardo’s has found.

Local authority schemes failing people in crisis, report finds

25 May 2018

Crisis support schemes run by local authorities are failing to operate effectively with increasing numbers of destitute people turning instead to food banks and other voluntary agencies for help, according to a new report published today.

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