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16 and 17 year olds need more support as they begin adult life

Become a campaigner

Right now in Britain there are children and young people who feel scared, unloved and unable to cope. The Children’s Society works with these young people, step by step, for as long as it takes.

We listen. We support. We act.

There are no simple answers so we work with others to tackle complex problems. Only together can we make a difference to the lives of children now and in the future.

Because no child should feel alone.

That’s why we campaign, to tackle injustice and protect children from harm.

By joining our campaigns, you help us build momentum and demand the change that children need. The more people who support us, the louder our voice will be – and the more impact we will have.

Sign up today - become a Children’s Society campaigner and help us fight for a better childhood for every child.

Teenage girl leaning against wall

Seriously Awkward: Give 16 and 17 year olds more help

16 and 17 can be awkward ages, but it’s seriously awkward that too often vital support falls short for 58,000 vulnerable teenagers - and can disappear overnight at 18

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A fairer start for care leavers

We are asking councils to make care leavers exempt from paying council tax up to the age of 25

The Debt Trap: End the damage to children

Children shouldn’t have to pay the price of debt with their mental health

Cuts to local children's services

Devastating Government cuts to funding for local children’s services hit the most vulnerable teenagers hardest. Without help, they may resort to running away, drugs or self-harm.
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Legal aid support for migrant children

We are calling on the Government to bring back crucial help with legal costs for all migrant children who are on their own in the UK. You can help.

Seriously Awkward campaigners in Brighton

What kind of campaigner are you?

Are you a vocal activist, or a behind the scenes organiser? Take the quiz to find out

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Why we campaign

We must improve the lives of the most vulnerable children in our country

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How to campaign

Our campaigns involve a lot of people coming together to build momentum and make change happen. Use these guides to find out how you could make a difference.

Listen to our podcast

Listen to our podcast

In this episode, we explore the benefits of a breathing space, which would allow families to tackle their debt in a manageable way

The change we make

We campaign to change laws and policies, tackling unfairness and protecting vulnerable children from harm.

A fairer start for care leavers campaign

care leaver campaign wins CYPN award