Record Details

NGOChildren's Society (Church of England Children's Society)
AddressThe Children's Society, Edward Rudolf House, Margery Street, London, WC1X 0JL
Background InformationThe Children's Society, the working name of the Church of England Children's Society, is a leading children's charity. Originally established by Edward Rudolph, with the support of Archbishop Tate, as the Church of England Central Home for Waifs and Strays, the Society's role has evolved in response to social change. The rise of the welfare state saw a decline in the Society's provision of children's homes, and a shift towards community-based family support services. The Society also campaigns for social justice, and currently focuses its efforts on the four areas of homelessness, disability, crime and refugees. Charity no. 221124, company no. 00040004. Source:
Year Created1881
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesChurch of England Central Home for Waifs and Strays; Church of England Waifs and Strays Society
Related OrganisationsChurch of England; National Council of Voluntary Child Care Organisations (NCVCCO)
KeywordsChildren and young people; Christianity; Disability; Family life; Housing and homelessness; Legal affairs, the justice system and crime; Migration, immigration and population; Poverty and social exclusion (UK); Social care.
Last Edited ByRC at 31/10/2007 16:46:26