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Parliamentary inquiry into the scandal of ‘sent away’ children

26 Mar 2019

All party parliamentary group for runaway and missing children launched with support from The Children's Society.

Children paying the price of cuts in crisis support

New report by The Children's Society finds local crisis support schemes have faced severe cuts

Funding cuts put children at greater risk of crisis

New report by coalition of children's charities shows funding slashed by a third per child

‘Shocking’ county lines exploitation highlights need for better help for children

The Children's Society responds to National Crime Agency report into county lines drug trafficking

Call for better funding as report reveals children's social care pressures

The Children's Society responds to the new National Audit Office report into children's social care

Huge challenge ahead to improve ‘unacceptable’ mental health provision

7 Jan 2019

Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, comments on plans for children adn young people's mental health provision in the new NHS 10 year plan, launched today.

Better help for vulnerable children must extend beyond school

The Children’s Society responds to the Government's review into improving educational outcomes for children in need.

Call for action to tackle children's loneliness

The Children's Society responds to Office for National Statistics figures revealing around one in 10 children are often lonely.

Alarming figures highlight need for urgent investment in children's mental health

The Children's Society responds to new NHS statistics showing the number of children who need mental health support

Matthew Reed to step down as CEO

31 Oct 2018

Matthew Reed will be stepping down as Chief Executive of The Children’s Society in January 2019 to join Marie Curie as its new Chief Executive.


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