Matthew Reed, Chief Executive

Matthew Reed
Matthew has been Chief Executive since May 2012. He is responsible for the leadership and management of our charity.
Three young people standing outside

2017 Election results: We all want the brightest futures for our children

The political boat has been well and truly rocked. The election result causes inevitable uncertainty, but it’s heartening to learn that the number of young people who voted is the highest in years.

9 Jun 2017
Teens laughing

Our position on the power to test different ways of working

This week MPs are debating new powers which will allow local authorities to test new ways of working through exemptions from children’s social care legislation

9 Jan 2017
refugee boy and his service worker

The plight of child refugees

Our Chief Executive, Matthew Reed, reflects on the refugee crisis and our responsibility, both as a charity and as individuals, to help those most vulnerable

22 Dec 2016
A boy looking worried

The hidden impact of debt

Our new report, The Damage of Debt finds that more than 500,000 children living in debt-ridden families are unhappy with their lives.

22 Sep 2016
a girl sitting on stairs

Our latest Good Childhood Report reveals rise in girls’ unhappiness

It is absolutely vital to listen to what children have to say about their lives.

31 Aug 2016
Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children's Society

Launching our new Impact Report

Our chief executive proudly presents the results from our impact report, which summarises our many positive changes to the lives of children across the UK.

10 Aug 2016