The Children’s Society

Campaign: Strengthen the Safety Net

Families in crisis are vulnerable. A redundancy, bereavement, or unexpected bill can spark disaster. With no safety net, families are forced to rely on extortionate payday loans, loan sharks, or skipping bills to provide basics like food and heating. This must change.

Councils should be providing support but cuts make this difficult. Our campaign will provide local people with the tools they need to ensure councils prioritise crisis support. We will work with foodbanks, refuges, homelessness charities and others to protect vulnerable families.

Families should always have somewhere to turn.

Vote for The Children’s Society to strengthen the safety net. To find out more about our campaign please visit:

The Children’s Society

Who are we

Too many children and young people in this country don’t feel safe, loved or able to cope. No child should feel alone.

The Children’s Society is a national charity that runs local services, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable, and have nowhere left to turn.

We also campaign for changes to laws affecting children and young people, to stop the mistakes of the past being repeated in the future.

Our supporters around the country fund our services and join our campaigns to show children and young people they are on their side.

Our vision

Our vision is a country where children are free from disadvantage. We fight for change, supporting disadvantaged children to have better lives.

Our values

Brave: We are brave, fighting injustice at every level, fearless in our determination to be listened to. We are determined to turn words swiftly into actions.

Ambitious: We are ambitious for the lives of the children we work with, helping them aspire to better lives.

Supportive: We support children to reach their full potential and realise their ambitions.

Trusted: We have been trusted for over a century to deliver care where it is most needed. We maintain that trust by being dependable and by fighting for change based on hard evidence.

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