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Our response to the Queen's Speech: The new government must remember children's needs

21 Jun 2017

Following today's speech, our Chief Executive addresses Brexit, children's mental health, free school meals and child poverty

Children's well-being must be priority in new Government and Brexit talks

Now the Prime Minister has announced her intention to seek to form a new minority administration we want to ensure the well-being of children is high on the agenda of new ministers and MPs of all political persuasions. Children’s needs must be prioritised not compromised in discussions aimed at supporting the new Government.

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Bullring announces two year partnership with national children’s charity

6 Jun 2017

The Children’s Society is launching a landmark charity partnership with Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham which is set to make a real difference to the local community by supporting disadvantaged children and young people.

Inspirational teenage refugee wins inaugural Diana Legacy Award for transforming the lives of others

19 May 2017

Maya Ghazal, young refugee and dedicated volunteer for The Children's Society, has been awarded a Diana Legacy Award

200,000 children hit by new benefit cap

At least 197,000 children have been hit by the new, lower benefit cap since it was introduced in November last year, The Children’s Society has found.

Mental health and wellbeing support in schools and FE colleges

2 May 2017

The Children's Society's response to the joint report by the House of Commons and Education and Health Committees on Children and young people’s mental health and the role of education.

Award-winning vlogger Grace Victory joins social media inquiry into cyberbullying

6 Apr 2017

The award-winning vlogger and ‘Internet’s Big Sister’ Grace Victory will be joining Alex Chalk, MP for Cheltenham, The Children’s Society and YoungMinds in the forthcoming inquiry into the impact of cyberbullying through social media platforms on children and young people's mental health, which will be held in the Houses of Parliament in late April and early May.

3 million children to be hit by '2 child limit'

An estimated 3 million children will be affected by the introduction of the “two-child limit” to child tax credit and Universal Credit by the time it is fully introduced, analysis from The Children’s Society has found

Nine homes by the age of nine – housing instability marks lives of children in poverty

The stress and uncertainty of repeatedly packing up their lives and moving home is becoming a worryingly normal part of life for some children growing up in poverty, a new report from The Children’s Society has found.

Four million children affected by poverty

The Children's Society's response to official statistics showing 30% of children are now living in poverty.

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