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600,000 families spending more on repaying problem debts than on food

Over 620,000 families in England and Wales are spending more on overdue bills than on food, new research published today by The Children’s Society has found.

Government announcement on sex and relationships education an 'essential step in safeguarding children'

1 Mar 2017

The Children's Society responds to the Government announcement on sex and relationship education in secondary schools.

2.6 million poor children miss out on crucial fuel poverty support

Only 1 in 3 of UK’s poorest children are benefitting from the government’s Warm Home Discount, leaving as many as 2.6 million children out in the cold, new analysis from The Children’s Society has found.

Poverty a blight on the physical and mental health of children

The Children's Society comments on the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health report on poverty and health.

PM's focus on mental health 'welcome step forward in confronting stigma'

The Children's Society responds to the Prime Minister's speech on social reform.

Council tax boost for hundreds of vulnerable young people – but thousands more ‘set up to fail’

21 Dec 2016

We are calling on local authorities in London to exempt those leaving care from paying council tax until they turn 25.

Families risk 'nasty hangover' of Christmas debt

14 Dec 2016

Our survey raises concerns about the number of families with children who may find themselves at risk of falling into a debt trap by New Year’s Day.

June Brown supports campaign to make vulnerable children’s voices heard this Christmas

6 Dec 2016

One of Britain’s best-loved actresses, June Brown, is launching The Children’s Society’s annual Christingle campaign, to help raise £1.2 million for the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people this Advent and Christmas season

Celebrities back Christmas single to fight child poverty

2 Dec 2016

Coronation Street celebrities give their support to Christmas single 'A Christmas Miracle' to raise money for The Children's Society

Report reveals tens of thousands of teenagers are neglected at home

29 Nov 2016

New research from The Children's Society lifts the lid on the scale of teenage neglect as reported by young people themselves.


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