The Children's Society

The Children’s Society are a national charity working to transform the hopes and happiness of young people facing abuse, exploitation and neglect. They support children through their most serious life challenges and campaign tirelessly for the big social changes that will improve the lives of those who need hope most.

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.

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.

Support The Children's Society

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

Children's Society Partner Churches

A model for partnership between churches and The Children's Society has been developed at St Andrew's, Stapleford.

For more information about this model and other ways your church could work with The Children's Society please contact Rob Needle, the Diocese of Ely Ambassador for The Children's Society at

Advent Resources

St Andrew's popular Advent Challenge is back for 2023! Select the pdf you want to download and print. There is also an editable version (powerpoint file) that you can adapt for your church.

Share joy this Advent, with a kind and thoughtful deed every day for 24 days. Don't forget to raise money at the same time for The Children’s Society, by asking friends and family to sponsor you or make a donation. 

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