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Young people’s happiness is at its lowest since 2010. They need urgent help, but services there to support them are being cut.

Become a campaigner

We believe that all children deserve a good childhood. But right now around 4 million children in the UK – one in four – live in poverty. At the same time, neglect and a failure to meet young people’s fundamental needs are blighting too many lives. 

That’s why we campaign for the most vulnerable children and young people who face poverty and neglect, to tackle injustice and protect them 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.

The Debt Trap: End the damage to children

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

The Good Childhood Campaign

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: Protect older teenagers

We are calling on the Government to strengthen the law so all children and young people experiencing exploitation get the protection they need.

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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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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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Campaign successes

Find out more about victories as a result of our campaigning work.

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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.

You can help

Let’s stop the damage debt is doing to children

Listen to our podcast

Listen to our podcast

In this episode, we explore the link between the decline in children’s well-being and the reduction in spending on children’s early intervention services.

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