Children’s Charity and Child Support

A campaigning victory

Together, we helped 160,000 more children in poverty receive free school meals

The Good Childhood Report 2014

We asked 50,000 children about what matters in their lives

What will you DO?

DO something you enjoy and raise money to help vulnerable children

Play our game

See how long you can stay out of The Debt Trap

London Marathon

Apply for a guaranteed place in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon

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Debbie, one of our runners in the 2014 London Marathon

London Marathon

Apply for a guaranteed place in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon

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Big Summer DO

Bring back childhood this summer with loved ones - host a Big Summer DO

02 September 2014
160,000 more children in poverty getting free school meals

Gillian gets out the cake and bunting, and shares her top tips for hosting a Big Summer DO

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Young people's voices

Across our organisation, young people share stories of helping others, singing about young runaways, and more

28 August 2014
English children less happy than those in developing countries
26 August 2014
Children’s calls for help must be taken seriously
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You can help

We have many ways you can help support the country's most vulnerable young people

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What's happening near you?

Events, programmes, children's centres and charity shops across the country

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Play our spring raffle

Your tickets help improve a child’s life

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Where your money goes

See how your donations transform children's lives across the country

Children's Commission on Poverty

Of children who said their family was ‘not well off at all', more than half (53%) said their home was too cold last winter

Fair and Square

98% of teachers support our campaign call for all children in poverty to receive a free school meal.

Make Runaways Safe

Two-thirds of children who run away are not reported to the police; 3/4 don’t know where to turn or who to trust so they don't seek help

Of children who said their family was ‘not well off at all’, 76% said they often worried about how much money their family has; 53% said their home was too cold last winter; and 26% said their home suffered from damp or mould

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Great news for young carers

A recent government announcement ensures new recognition for young carers

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We've made progress in helping young runaways

But there's still more to be done to help children and young people when they run away