The Children’s Society
The Children’s Society is driven by the belief that every child deserves a
good childhood. Their resources are targeted to four priority areas of work:
Children in trouble with the law - exposed to bullying, violence and
deprivation, some children are driven to crime. The Children’s Society
provides preventative support and guidance to lead children away from
the cycle of crime and custody.
Children at risk on the streets - each year in the UK 100,000 children run
away from home, and many resort to begging, stealing and prostitution to
survive. The Children’s Society helps them find solutions to their problems
at their point of greatest need.
Disabled children - the Children’s Society ensures that disabled children
are given a voice in decisions that affect them now and in the future, to
overcome the effects of exclusion, ignorance and disrespect.
Young refugees – the Society helps refugee children rebuild their lives in
new communities, surrounded and supported by friends, providing help
with finding accommodation and education, and assisting with language
Alongside this core work they also support projects involving traveller and
gypsy children, and young people affected by adult drug and alcohol
The Children’s Society relies heavily on donations. This allows them to
concentrate their work where the need is greatest and not just in areas
where government funding is available, and to be a truly independent organisation.
You are warmly invited to attend our Christingle service in St Mary’s on
Sunday 4 December at 4.00pm which will be the highlight of our financial support for
the Children’s Society this year.
For more information see the display at the back of church or visit