Last year we reached more than 23,000 children through our programmes and children's centres

We defend, safeguard and protect the childhood of all children and young people throughout the UK through our network of programmes and services.

You can browse our areas of work and children's centres lower on the page. You can also use our interactive map to find where our programmes and children's centres are in your area.

The Children's Society in Birmingham and Coventry

We strive to make childhood better by working directly with children, young people and their families who have fled their home countries.

Advocacy services

We ensure that children in care or in the child protection system have a say in important decisions that are made about their lives.

Children affected by adult substance misuse

We are leading the way in developing programmes to identify and support children living in families where parents are affected by drugs or alcohol misuse.

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Young carers

We support the more than 166,000 young carers across the country.

Young refugees

War, persecution and torture force many children to flee to this country by themselves.

Disabled children

Exclusion, ignorance and disrespect mean that many disabled children are allowed little control over their own lives.

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Children at risk on the streets

We support children when they run away from home or care, often finding themselves vulnerable to sexual exploitation.

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The Children's Society in the West Midlands

Our hub in the West Midlands provides a wide range of services to to young people in the area

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The Children’s Society in Greater Manchester

Our hub in Greater Manchester provides a wide range of services to to young people in the area.

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Children's centres

We run children’s centres throughout England that support the needs of children under five and their parents or carers.


Participation means creating and promoting positive opportunities for children of all ages and abilities to get actively involved in all areas of our work.

The Children's Society in London

The Children’s Society in London runs local projects and campaigns for change, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable and have nowhere else to turn.

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Post adoption and care service

Our service is an 'Access to Records' service, sharing records with those who were either adopted or in the care of our homes (which we no longer run)

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Supporting families

Helping children feel safe, happy and protected is often about working with the family too.

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Pot of Gold and Over the Rainbow

We believe that children and young people who work alongside us have a right to have a voice in shaping the services delivered to them and have a role in advocating for changes in systems, policies and structures that affect them.

We can stop child sexual exploitation

Help us stop child sexual exploitation

Through our direct practice, policy work and campaigning, we fearlessly fight to protect vulnerable children. But we can’t do it alone.

We worked with more than 23,000 children at risk last year. Your donations make this support possible.