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National award given to 23 schools for supporting young carers

The Young Carers in School Award has now been given to 23 more schools in recognition of their support for young carers who face the challenge of juggling caring responsibilities alongside their education.

HRH The Duchess of Gloucester visits The Children’s Society in Manchester

The Duchess, who is our Royal President and has supported our vital work for more than 30 years, met young people who are receiving help from the children’s rights and Safe In The City missing from home services.

Working families face greater struggle as Government cuts vital support

Government’s cut to vital tax credits will only affect working families and will hit millions of children.

Children with learning disabilities at risk of sexual exploitation

Accessible and relevant sex and relationship education needs to be made available to children and young people with learning disabilities to help protect them from abuse.

Thanks to Florence + The Machine for ticket sales donations from UK tour

8 Sep 2015

Next week Florence + The Machine embark on their long awaited tour of the UK, and are kindly donating £1 or €1 from every ticket sold to us and other worthy charities

PM’s help for refugee Syrian children welcome but more support needed

The Prime Minister's decision to bring more children and families fleeing Syria to the UK over the next five years is welcome — but long overdue.

Response to UK Government's decision to welcome more Syrian refugees

4 Sep 2015

Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society's responds to the UK Government’s decision to welcome more Syrian refugees

Vulnerable children on their own in UK are being left in legal limbo

New report reveals the Government is failing to provide thousands of vulnerable children who come to the UK on their own with the long-term measures crucial to their well-being.