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The Waifs and Strays Story

The Children's Society Today

Today, the Children's Society continues to be one of Britain's leading child support agencies. It aims to help children of all faiths and backgrounds, including children at risk on the streets, disabled children, young refugees, young carers or those within the youth justice system. It assists families through free legal advice on a range of issues. The Society is also active in lobbying and research, seeking to influence child protection policy and perceptions at all levels so that young people have a better chance in life.

The Society currently runs over 36 children's centres in England and works in partnership with 40 local authorities. It also has 34 programmes up and down the country helping children and young people who are struggling to cope.

This website contains separate pages on the many individual former Waifs and Strays homes. To locate a particular one, use the Search facility towards the top of this page, or view the entire list arranged by location.