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Working families face greater struggle as Government cuts vital support

Government’s cut to vital tax credits will only affect working families and will hit millions of children.

Children with learning disabilities at risk of sexual exploitation

Accessible and relevant sex and relationship education needs to be made available to children and young people with learning disabilities to help protect them from abuse.

Thanks to Florence + The Machine for ticket sales donations from UK tour

8 Sep 2015

Next week Florence + The Machine embark on their long awaited tour of the UK, and are kindly donating £1 or €1 from every ticket sold to us and other worthy charities

PM’s help for refugee Syrian children welcome but more support needed

The Prime Minister's decision to bring more children and families fleeing Syria to the UK over the next five years is welcome — but long overdue.

Response to UK Government's decision to welcome more Syrian refugees

4 Sep 2015

Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society's responds to the UK Government’s decision to welcome more Syrian refugees

Vulnerable children on their own in UK are being left in legal limbo

New report reveals the Government is failing to provide thousands of vulnerable children who come to the UK on their own with the long-term measures crucial to their well-being.

Recipe book will help hard-up care leavers

20 Aug 2015

Care leavers have cooked up a solution to the challenges they faced in finding the money to eat properly – with the help of Reggae Reggae Sauce founder Levi Roots.

Children in England among the unhappiest in the world with school

Children in England are unhappier with their school life than those in almost every country featured in a major new international survey by The Children’s Society, with more than half a million 10 and 12-year-olds having been physically bullied each month1, causing huge damage to their happiness, and with many more feeling left out.

Withdrawing tax credits from young working families could 'halve their income'

The Children's Society responds to reports that the Government is considering removing tax credits from young working families.

Children will be left hungry and homeless if support for refused asylum seekers is cut

Government plans to cut critical support for families denied asylum is a direct - and potentially devastating - assault on vulnerable children’s lives.

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