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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.

Government must do more to improve children's mental health support

The Children's Society responds to Failing a Generation select committee report on Child Mental Health Green Paper.

Welcome focus on 'county lines' in government Serious Violence Strategy

9 Apr 2018

Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, comments on measures to tackle ‘county lines’ criminal exploitation in the government’s Serious Violence Strategy.

Government urged to address uncertainty facing unaccompanied asylum seeking children

The Children's Society responds to the new inspection report on the treatment of unaccompanied asylum seeking children

More potential young victims of internal trafficking identified

26 Mar 2018

The Children's Society comments on new National Crime Agency figures which show a sharp increase in referrals of victims of internal trafficking.

The Children’s Society comments on child poverty statistics

22 Mar 2018

Responding to today’s Households Below Average Income Statistics

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Support falls short for vulnerable older teenagers

More than 58,000 older teenagers facing serious risks are missing out on vital support according to The Children's Society's latest report.


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