Demand the Government doesn't stop free school meals to children from migrant families

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.

Strengthening the safety net

Strengthening the safety net

We’re building a campaign to strengthen the safety net which protects vulnerable families and young people when they are in a financial crisis.

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Cuts to local children's services

We all want a society where children are happy and safe and families thrive. But government cuts are forcing local councils to close many of the services that support young people at critical moments in their lives.

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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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Distress Signals

For young refugees who arrive in the UK without family, their difficult journey is far from over. The combination of past trauma and long, complex immigration processes leave them at risk of self-harm and suicide.

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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

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Legal aid support for migrant children

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

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Cut the cost of school uniforms

School uniform costs make life hard for children and young people. Help us pass a law to make school uniforms affordable so families don't have to struggle.

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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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Join our network of campaign champions

By volunteeriing a little bit of your time, you can help make a massive difference

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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

We have a monthly podcast that discusses the issues young people are facing, together with decision makers and people from our practice

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