Campaigns blog

We believe that all children deserve a good childhood. That’s why we campaign for the most vulnerable children and young people who face poverty and neglect, fighting injustice and protecting them from harm.

Blog contributors

Martin Jones - Project Manager, The Children’s Commission on Poverty
Katie Curtis - Campaigns Officer
Family fire-fighting debts
Can you fend off multiple bills and stay out of The Debt Trap?
01 August 2014
A young commissioner and MP listen to evidence
The Children’s Commission on Poverty held three sessions in parliament last week – find out how you can take submit evidence for their inquiry
25 July 2014
family looking distressed by a bill
Stress, family problems and missing out on the basics are ways problem debt harms children now and in the future
08 July 2014
a family using blocks to build a wall
Our short recording features many stories about a family struggling with debt - please listen then add your message to our wall of support
24 June 2014
Stressed family Debt Trap cartoon
You may think that debt is an issue that affects only adults, but it’s not. Problem debt can have a devastating impact on children's lives, too
20 June 2014
Almost 40% of people on asylum support can't afford to feed themselves, family
Asylum-seeking families in the UK are forced to live in poverty, but a recent ruling is a chance to help
18 June 2014
map of the UK with differently coloured areas that indicate unique schemes
Search by postcode to find your local authority's scheme to replace community care grants and crisis loans for general living expenses
18 July 2013
Can you guess how many Jelly Babies there are?
You could win a family ticket to Bounce Festival worth £60. All you have to do is guess how many Jelly Babies are in the jar.
05 August 2013
Mags Robinson with The Children's Society CEO Matthew Reed
Devoted volunteer Mags found volunteering helped her battle depression and gain confidence to read and sing in front of parents, carers and children
04 June 2014
young girl who has run away
We are working with Nicola Blackwood and the government to strengthen controls that protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation
15 October 2013
young people discussing
A team of five young people on our Board of Trustees, including Aaron Thomas Rowles, helped select our new leader
14 February 2012
Lily Caprani
The recent BBC One series' expert - and our Director of Strategy and Policy - explains that the series was about more than exposing celebs to poverty
18 March 2014