3 Jul 2015

Rising numbers of children have been helped by The Children’s Society this year through its key services, campaigning and policy work, the charity’s latest annual report on the impact of its work reveals.

The charity’s new Impact Report shows that over 2014/2015, The Children’s Society has intensively supported nearly 16,000 children within its services – a seven percent rise on the previous year.

The report shows that over the past year, 80% of the most vulnerable children and young people it works with — victims of sexual exploitation, children who have run away home, suffer mental health problems or substance misuse — said they had experienced positive change in their lives, thanks to help they were given by The Children’s Society. 

It has improved the lives of more than 1.8 million children across England as a result of the local legislative and policy changes that it has influenced as well as through campaigning on such key issues as local welfare assistance and calling on energy companies to help families struggling with energy debt.

Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, said: 'At The Children’s Society, we have had the honour of working with many inspiring children and young people over the past year. This report clearly shows the positive impact we have had on these young people’s lives. This has been possible thanks to the support of so many generous donors, supporters, highly skilled staff and volunteers.

'It is a special privilege working with so many brave young people, whose determination continues to inspire and drive all that we do to improve their lives.'

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Notes to editors:

  • For full details see 'Impact Report 2014/2014’:  http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/sites/default/files/Impact_Report_2014-15_Online.pdf
  • The Children’s Society has helped change children’s stories for over a century. We expose injustice and address hard truths, tackling child poverty and neglect head-on. We fight for change based on the experiences of every child we work with and the solid evidence we gather. Through our campaigning, commitment and care, we are determined to give every child in this country the greatest possible chance in life.