Week 1 – The Children’s Society

Donate now via JustgivingEvery year we raise money for ISB during Ramadan, but this year we want to share this with four mainstream UK charities – causes that do some amazing work and are giving tirelessly to help and support people at the most difficult times of their lives. See the charities we are supporting this Ramadan.

“I am delighted that the Islamic Society of Britain is supporting The Children’s Society through its Ramadan appeal. All of us want the best for children and this appeal is a chance for us to work together to ensure the most vulnerable children get the help they need. Thank you.”

Matthew Reed, CEO The Children’s Society

The Children's SocietyThe Children’s Society wants to create a world where all children and young people are respected, valued and heard. They believe that childhood should be happy and that young people deserve to reach their full potential. Read more…

Emma’s story

Emma - The Children's Society

Emma was at breaking point when she ran away from home. Caring for her parents, who were both substance abusers, was too much for her to take.

She sat on a lonely park bench feeling scared and emotional. She was an easy target for people who wanted to do her harm.

When she was offered a drink by a friendly youth she said ‘yes’ because she was too terrified to say ‘no’. She blacked out. What happened next was terrible.

The Children’s Society found out what happened during a Return Interview, one of the ways in which we care for young runaways. At a Return Interview we make sure that runaways aren’t returning to a dangerous place by listening to what they say about why they ran away. During the session we checked with Emma for evidence of abuse or neglect that would suggest why she wanted to escape.

We’d love to be able to offer these checks to all runaways, but lack of funds make that impossible.

At Emma’s check, we found out she was scared that her younger sister would be put into care. We put her mind at rest and began to work with local health services to provide support for her parents and lift the burden of care, giving Emma and her sister a better life.

At heart, this was a family that cared for each other – they just needed our help.

£20 allowed The Children’s Society to provide Emma with a meal, a hot shower and the listening ear of an adult she could trust.

Our work with runaways is just one of the vital services we offer. Your donation will help us be there for children who need our help, wherever the need is greatest.

Give £20 now and help others like Emma.

 

The Children’s Society

The Children’s Society wants to create a world where all children and young people are respected, valued and heard. We believe that childhood should be happy and that young people deserve to reach their full potential.

That’s why we work hard to transform the lives of children and young people in England each year.

Our priority is children who have nowhere else to turn. We protect young runaways from the dangers of life on the street. We give disabled children a voice and more control over their lives. Our work helps young refugees start afresh in new communities, and gives young carers time and energy to enjoy their childhood.

With programmes and children’s centres throughout England, we offer care, respite, legal support and mentoring schemes that help turn lives around.

Through our campaigns and research, we seek to influence policy and perceptions at all levels so young people have a better chance in life.

To find out more about what we do visit www.childrenssociety.org.uk