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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.

Universal Credit changes not enough for many families says The Children's Society

The Children's Society responds to today's Budget and the likely impact upon children and families

200,000 children facing emotional neglect this Christmas

25 Oct 2018

The Children’s Society reports that 200,000 10 to 17 year olds in the UK are experiencing emotional neglect on a regular basis, unable to turn to their parents if they had a problem or were upset. Some children facing emotional neglect are also struggling with other difficulties at home that create far from a picture of a happy Christmas.

Greater urgency needed in children’s mental health fight

Our response to the National Audit Office report into the Government's progress in improving children's mental health support

Child exploitation must be recognised in 'county lines' cases

The Children's Society welcomes sentencing of Birmingham man after county lines drug dealing investigation

Urgent action needed to tackle child poverty

Our response to the Social Metrics Commission's proposals for measuring child poverty

One in four 14-year-old girls self-harm

Shocking figures highlighted as Good Childhood Report explores issues affecting children's happiness