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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.

The Children's Society's response to the IICSA report on child migration programmes

1 Mar 2018

The Children's Society's statement on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) report on child migration programmes

Social media companies ‘failing young people’ on cyberbullying

26 Feb 2018

Social media companies’ failure to tackle cyberbullying is putting the mental health of children and young people at risk, warns an inquiry from MPs and leading children’s charities today.

Government free school meals decision 'deeply disappointing'

8 Feb 2018

The Children's Society responds to the news that the Department for Education has announced it intends to press ahead with plans that will see 1 million children in poverty miss out on free school meals under universal credit.

1 in 4 teenagers couldn’t enjoy Christmas without social media survey reveals

Almost one in three young people say it is getting harder to enjoy Christmas

Universal credit: One million children in poverty to miss out on free school meals

One million children living in poverty in England will miss out on free school meals under universal credit proposals, new findings from The Children’s Society reveal today.