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‘Truly dreadful’ poverty rise must prompt Government action

Responding to official statistics showing 200,000 more children are now living in poverty, Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, said: ‘These figures are truly dreadful. The Government was repeatedly warned of the likely consequences of reducing support for the poorest people in the country and now we can see the results. Austerity has […]

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Campaign leads to new pledge for children in care

Campaign leads to new pledge for children in careHundreds of children in care who are moved outside their local communities are set to benefit from improved support from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority following a campaign by The Children’s Society. After launching its Handle with Care campaign last year, The Children’s Society made recommendations to […]

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The Children’s Society wins award for film on child sexual abuse

The Children’s Society has received a prestigious award for producing a hard-hitting film aimed at training three quarters of a million staff across the NHS to recognise the signs of child sexual abuse or exploitation. The charity film entitled ‘See. Hear. Stop the Abuse’ won Best Commissioned Film at the Haelo Film Festival Awards, which […]

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Celebrities back Christmas single to fight child poverty

A host of Coronation Street celebrities are supporting a campaign by a sixth form college and schools in the Blackpool area who are releasing a Christmas single today that highlights the issue of child poverty and aims to raise money for charity. Famous faces from the soap world including Tina O’Brien, Alan Halsall and Oliver […]

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June Brown supports campaign to make vulnerable children’s voices heard this Christmas

One of Britain’s best-loved actresses, June Brown, is launching The Children’s Society’s annual Christingle campaign, to help raise £1.2 million for the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people this Advent and Christmas season. June, whose TV acting career spans almost 60 years, is launching the Christingle campaign which is raising awareness of the issues […]

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2.6 million poor children miss out on crucial fuel poverty support

Only 1 in 3 of UK’s poorest children are benefitting from the government’s Warm Home Discount, leaving as many as 2.6 million children out in the cold, new analysis from The Children’s Society has found. As temperatures plummeted as low as -10c in part of England and Wales this winter, the Children’s Society estimates that […]

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Odds still stacked against struggling families following Budget

Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for ‘lorem ipsum’ will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like). Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of […]

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

The Prime Minister today spoke of the need for certainty going forward – and certainty is crucial for families and children whose lives have been harmed by successive cuts in welfare support. Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, said: Now the Prime Minister has announced her intention to seek to form a new […]

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