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Government must act now to stop families and children being cast adrift by school closures

18 Mar 2020

The Children's Society Chief Executive Mark Russell warns that children and families risk being 'cast adrift' by school closures unless the government recognises the support they will need

Parents forced to pay over the odds for school uniforms

13 Mar 2020

The cost of school uniforms is being driven up because over half of all parents have to buy at least two items from specialist suppliers, according to a new poll from The Children’s Society.

Crisis support in Wales halved in the last 10 years

28 Feb 2020

Support for people and families in Wales who are facing financial crisis has fallen by almost 50% since 2010, according to new research by The Children’s Society.

More council funding needed to prevent children reaching crisis-point

The Children's Society responds to LGA analysis showing council overspending on children's services amid rising demand

A tenth of 14-year olds blighted by poverty

12 Feb 2020

The Children’s Society research finds 1 in 10 children aged 14 in the UK have been blighted by poverty throughout their childhood.

Welcome relief for families struggling with debt

6 Feb 2020

The Children's Society responds to the government announcement introducing a 60-day breathing space period for people struggling with debt.

Culture change needed to tackle failings on family sex abuse

The Children's Society responds to new report into how agencies deal with child sex abuse in families

Young people living in fear amid knife crime rise

The Children's Society responds to new knife crime statistics for the year to September 2019

Children experiencing criminal exploitation continue to be let down

10 Jan 2020

The Children’s Society’s responds to the report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services on how the police and National Crime Agency are tackling criminal exploitation of children through county lines.

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