The Children's Society

The Children's Society runs a wide range of trusted, quality services that draw on clear evidence and good practice. We defend, safeguard and protect the childhood of all children and young people. We work locally where we can make the greatest possible change. Last year alone we reached 23,000 children and young people.

Our frontline services

We are committed to fighting childhood poverty, harm and neglect. The most disadvantaged children rarely suffer on just one front. At The Children's Society, we work directly with these children, many of whom have nowhere else to turn.

More than 40 local authorities have chosen us to help deliver their services. Our network of programmes includes drop-in services for runaways, support for young carers and help for victims of child sexual exploitation. We also support children who are refugees from violence, and we give those in care a voice.

We transform the lives of many more children by pressurising government and local authorities to change policy and practice to protect them, and we challenge the negative attitudes that perpetuate harm and injustice.

Our beliefs and values

Brave: We are brave, fighting injustice at every level, fearless in our determination to be listened to. We expose and directly address ‘hard truths’ and are determined to turn words swiftly into actions.

Ambitious: We are ambitious for the lives of the children we work with. The pioneering work we do helps them and children across the country aspire to better lives.

Supportive: We support children in their personal development and to build positive relationships. Together we enable children to reach their full potential and realise their ambitions.

Trusted: We have been trusted for over 130 years to deliver care where it is most needed. We maintain that trust by being dependable and consistent in our approach and by fighting for change based on hard evidence


Find out more about the services we offer by clicking the headings below