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The Children's Society

The Children's Society is a national charity driven by the belief that every child deserves a good childhood. To that end it provides vital help and understanding for those children who face the greatest danger, discrimination or disadvantage; children who are unable to find the support they need anywhere else.

The Children's Society is only able to continue its work through the generous donations of supporters and volunteers allowing work to concentrate on where the need is greatest and not just in areas where government funding is available.

The Children’s Society launched its Good Childhood Inquiry in 2006. This is the UK’s first independent national inquiry into childhood, which seeks to open an inclusive debate on what makes for a good childhood in the twenty-first century.

The aim of The Good Childhood Inquiry is to produce an evidence-based report and recommendations that will help to improve the lives of children and young people in the UK today. The inquiry has six themes; friends, family, learning, lifestyle, health and values.

 To read more about what professionals, parents and children submitting evidence to the inquiry had to say about 'learning' and the other themes, visit www.goodchildhood.org.uk. To read about some of the schools admissions hoops that Mumsnetters have had to jump through click here.

The Children's Society is calling on adults to contribute to the Good Childhood Inquiry. Add your favourite childhood memory at www.hundredsandthousands.org.uk which will be submitted to the inquiry and help ensure children have a good childhood.

The Co-Operative Group is proud to be supporting The Children’s Society Hundreds and Thousands campaign.



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