top of page

The Children's Society

We campaigning to transform the well-being of young people and improve the lives of those who need hope most

The Children's Society

Cause Impact

£5 a month could pay for a hot meal, shower and living essentials for a young runaway

About the Cause

Amidst the vibrant streets of the UK, resonating with laughter and playful shouts, lies a concealed reality for many children—a world fraught with vulnerability, hardship, and shattered dreams. Abuse, neglect, exploitation—these shadows linger on the fringes of their innocent playgrounds, threatening to engulf their young hearts in darkness.

Yet, even in the bleakest corners, light persists. Since 1881, The Children's Society has stood as a beacon of hope for these vulnerable children—a guiding hand that lifts them from the shadows and leads them toward a brighter future. With its headquarters in London and outreach services spanning the entire UK, this national charity tirelessly fights to ensure that every child, regardless of circumstance, has the right to a safe, happy, and fulfilling childhood.

The fight is vast, and the challenges unrelenting. In the UK alone, one in four children will experience some form of child abuse or neglect before the age of 18. Countless others face the sting of poverty, homelessness, and mental health struggles. Each case is a unique symphony of heartbreak, but The Children's Society approaches each one with the same unwavering determination: to break the cycle of disadvantage and empower children to reclaim their stolen hopes.

Impact: A Symphony of Change, Played One Note at a Time
The Children's Society's impact is akin to a beautiful symphony, with each note representing a distinct program, instrument, or voice, harmonizing to create a melody of positive change. They provide vital support services for abused and neglected children, offering safe havens, counseling, and legal representation. For young people struggling with homelessness, they provide emergency shelters and street outreach programs.

Their reach extends beyond immediate rescue. The Children's Society champions a child-centered approach to policy, pushing for legislative changes that protect vulnerable children and prioritize their needs. They empower young people through advocacy and participation, giving them a voice in the decisions that shape their lives.

The impact is measurable, echoing in countless success stories. In 2023 alone, they supported over 30,000 children experiencing abuse, helped rehouse over 5,000 homeless young people, and influenced over 20 government policies on child protection. These numbers whisper stories of lives transformed, futures reshaped, and hope rekindled.

This symphony of change isn't limited to the UK. The Children's Society works globally, advocating for the rights of children in conflict zones and supporting international campaigns against child exploitation. Their reach is testament to the universality of childhood vulnerability and the boundless potential of hope.

Please note that not all causes on Virtue are registered charities. Read here to learn a little more about the types of causes on Virtue

Trying to find the right charity to support with your business?

We help you find a charity or cause that will align with your brand goals and customer values

Find a Charity Quiz
bottom of page