We help the country's most disadvantaged children. Here are some of their stories, told in their words.

Akash's story, a child refugee

Akash, a teenage refugee

Struggling with his immigration status and, as a subsequence, his mental health, Akash was introduced to us for support. This is his story.

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Marnie's story, learning about the dangers of child sexual exploitation


When Marnie was sixteen she was struggling to make friends and was falling behind with her school work. Her confidence was low and she felt lonely, so she turned to the internet.

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Sophie's story, a former runaway


Just after her 16th birthday and with difficulties at home, Sophie started going missing. After being referred to The Children's Society by the police Sophie worked with a project worker who, over five months, helped her to understand the risks and dangers of going missing.

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We fight for change, supporting disadvantaged children to have better lives.