The Children's Society

The Children's Society campaign for changes to laws affecting children and young people, to stop the mistakes of the past being repeated in the future. Their supporters around the country fund services and join campaigns to show children and young people they are on their side.

Fighting child poverty on several fronts:

  • By nurturing children in their early years through our children's centres and other services.
  • By strengthening families through providing crucial advice, information and family support.
  • By providing a lifeline for destitute families, including the very basics for survival.
  • By running a major campaign to expose the damage that debt causes to children’s lives.
  • By supporting families out of the debt trap by providing practical debt advice in our children's centres.
  • By supporting young people on The Children's Commission on Poverty to investigate and expose the real impact that poverty has on children's lives.
  • By forging major alliances with many others, such as the Church of England and StepChange Debt Charity, to increase our influence and expertise to bring about even greater change.
  • By directly lobbying local and national decision-makers around poverty, destitution and welfare reform.

Tackling neglect and supporting victims directly:

  • By helping hundreds of thousands of young carers have a proper childhood.
  • By providing support for young runaways and victims of sexual exploitation.
  • By supporting and speaking out for unaccompanied asylum-seekers and victims of trafficking.
  • By supporting families to support teenagers at risk of harm.
  • By providing immediate help to tackle parental and teenage substance misuse.
  • By providing life-changing therapy and counselling for teenagers and young adults struggling with mental and emotional health issues.

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