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Local authority schemes failing people in crisis, report finds

25 May 2018

Crisis support schemes run by local authorities are failing to operate effectively with increasing numbers of destitute people turning instead to food banks and other voluntary agencies for help, according to a new report published today.

Government must do more to improve children's mental health support

The Children's Society responds to Failing a Generation select committee report on Child Mental Health Green Paper.

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.