Councils must tackle ‘poverty of well-being’ for children in care

Findings from our Good Childhood Report show children not living with their family have much lower well-being than their peers.

Seriously Awkward: Jemma's story

Jemma became suicidal after being exploited and turning to substance abuse. A social worker helped her back into education.

Lauren's story: Groomed and exploited

When she was 13, Lauren was targeted by men who groomed and sexually exploited her.


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Recipe book will help hard-up care leavers

Care leavers have cooked up a solution to the challenges they faced in finding the money to eat properly – with the help of Reggae Reggae Sauce founder Levi Roots.

Children in England among the unhappiest in the world with school

Children in England are unhappier with their school life than those in almost every country featured in a major new international survey by The Children’s Society, with more than half a million 10 and 12-year-olds having been physically bullied each month1, causing huge damage to their happiness, and with many more feeling left out.

Eve's story: Spiraling debt

A council tax debt led to Eve’s children going hungry and eventually losing their home.

Handle with Care: Missing my brother

Anna writes about what the Handle with Care campaign means for her and her family.

Seriously Awkward: Katie's Story

The most vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds are falling through the cracks between childhood and adulthood, simply because of their age. Our Seriously Awkward campaign aims to change that.

Join us in calling on the Government to change the law to protect 16 and 17 year olds from abuse, harm and neglect.


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Withdrawing tax credits from young working families could 'halve their income'

The Children's Society responds to reports that the Government is considering removing tax credits from young working families.

Handle with Care: Christian's story

Christian spent a day talking to the public about the importance of supporting young people who are placed away from home.