Looking for a first-class speaker for an event? You've come to the right place. 

Get in touch to book one of our staff spokespeople for your event or conference. We have an excellent range speakers who are all experts in their field.

Our spokespeople regularly speak at events, large and small, at a regional and national level. They can cover a range of subjects, including but not limited to: child sexual exploitation, children's mental health, children in care; child poverty; runaways and missing; young carers; substance misuse; impact and evidence; campaigning; policy and public affairs; fundraising; marketing, communications and digital; and third sector management.

Book a speaker from The Children's Society 

Just contact our supporter care team to find out more and discuss booking one of The Children's Society's spokespeople.

For community fundraisers and volunteer speakers for local events, please contact 0845 300 1128. 

For speakers for national or diocesan events organised by the Church of England, contact our church partnerships team

Find out about becoming a volunteer speaker for us by emailing us.

Meet our speakers 

A portrait of Matthew Reed, CEO of The Children's Soceity

Matthew Reed, Chief Executive

Areas of expertise:
• All aspects of the work of The Children’s Society

Portrait of Sam Royston, from The Children's Society

Dr Sam Royston is the Head of Policy and Public Affairs at The Children's Society.

Areas of expertise:
• Child poverty
• Welfare Reform (particularly Universal Credit) 
• Sure Start Children’s Centres
• Fair and Square free school meals campaign


Jim Davis

Jim Davis MBE is the Head of Youth Engagement and has worked for us since 1981 when he was employed as a community worker in the Southdown Project. 

Areas of expertise:

  • Participation
  • Children’s well-being
  • Poverty proofing schools