Latest Press Releases

Harsher benefit cap risks increasing child poverty, warns The Children's Society

4 Nov 2016

Chief Executive Matthew Reed says: 'There is nothing fair about trying to balance the books on the backs of poor children.'

Government must act on its promise to offer a safe haven to children fleeing war and violence

21 Oct 2016

The Children's Society's statement on bringing children from the Calais refugee camp to the UK.

Response to Ofsted report on child sexual exploitation and missing children

29 Sep 2016

When a child goes missing it’s vital that authorities take action without delay to make sure they are safe and work out what needs to be done to stop them running away again.

Multiple family debts linked to higher risk of mental health problems in children – report

22 Sep 2016

A report by The Children's Society highlights the real damage that debt can do to children's mental health.

Large numbers of care leavers left hungry and in debt

14 Sep 2016

A report by The Children's Society finds that benefit sanctions are forcing care leavers into a desperate situation with no money and unable to afford the basics.

Girls in distress – report reveals rise in unhappiness

UK girls increasingly unhappy with their lives and appearance, our 2016 Good Childhood report reveals

Thousands of young people turn to The Children’s Society for help

Over 18,000 young people turned to The Children’s Society for help over the past year, according to the charity’s latest report on the impact on its work.

Plea to PM from children's charities: 'It's critical that children do not suffer'

9 Aug 2016

The Children's Society, NSPCC, Action for Children and Barnardo's call for children to be placed 'front and centre' of new government's agenda.

Response to Justice Lowell Goddard resignation

In response to the announcement of Justice Lowell Goddard's resignation from the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse, Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children's Society said: 


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