The projects and ministries of those who work with children through our churches might often overlap with work and projects being supported or led by The Children's Society charity.
Its vision is to make this a country where children are free from disadvantage. It's mission is to fight for change, supporting disadvantaged children to have better lives. This short film explains some of its aims and work: -
It is a painful fact that many children and young people in Britain today are still suffering extreme hardship, abuse and neglect. Too often their problems are ignored and their voices unheard. The Children's Society is here to listen and to act.
"I was lucky to find The Children's Society at the time I did. I hate to think of it, but I'd be dead. I was just on the brink of becoming someone who no one could have saved" - Sophie, 16, who ran away from home and started getting involved in crime.
It also campaigns for changes to laws affecting children and young people, to stop the mistakes of the past being repeated in the future.
Supporters around the country fund its services and join campaigns to show children and young people they have people who are listening and are on their side.
For more information please visit The Children's Society website.
A Thing Called Hope
Hope is under threat for young people facing county lines, abuse and neglect. The Children's Society provides specialist support for the young people who've had it toughest. Donate today to help keep a child's hope alive this Christmas: https://bit.ly/3788ii7
The Children's Society asks churches to support its work by;
- Raising or giving money: Your generous support means we can keep changing children's lives across England.
- Campaigning: Join the thousands of people already campaigning with us for real change in our society.
- Praying: Sign up for our prayer email or order free church resources to support your worship.
- Volunteering: If you have time you would like to share with us we have lots of ways you can volunteer.
For further information on the support and resources available to churches from The Children's Society follow this link https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-you-can-do/your-church
Children's Society Partner Churches
A model for partnership between churches and The Children's Society has been developed at St Andrew', Stapleford.
For more information about this model and other ways your church could work with The Children's Society please contact Rob Needle, the Ely Diocese Ambassador for The Children's Society at email@example.com.
2020 Advent Challenges
Please see the below a link to the 2020 Children's Society Advent Challenges, developed by St Andrew's, Stapleford. As a result of feedback received, this year we have produced an additional version of the Challenge for use in schools.
The link will take you to the page of the Stapleford church website where you can find Word versions of both documents. Users will be able to edit these to adapt them for their own use. We have kept the design simple, to limit the amount of ink needed to print them. If you can think of other people to share this link with, please do so.
This year we are pleased to report that The Children's Society is promoting our Advent Challenges nationally, as part of their Share Joy collection of suggestions for supporters of the charity who will be unable to undertake their usual activities and services during this Christmas season.
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