125 years of working together
Since 1881, when Sunday school teacher Edward Rudolf and Archbishop Tait founded The Children's Society, we have been working alongside the Church of England to reach out to the most vulnerable children in society.
Sharing in the Church's mission, and based on Christian values, we seek to understand and support the most excluded children in our society. Our work together is as vital now as it was 125 years ago. We continue to cultivate joint ventures across all England dioceses, working directly with children and young people, developing worship resources, providing fundraising and volunteering opportunities and campaigning together on key social justice issues.
We work together to uphold the rights of children, and through challenging public policy together, our voice is stronger. The success of our Safe and Sound campaign - signing petitions, writing to local MPs and raising awareness of the risk of children on the streets - is primarily down to our loyal church supporters.