Campaigns Blog | The Children's Society

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
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
young girl
What are debt's effects on children? Watch our new campaign video and share it with your friends
14 June 2014
The Debt Trap family
Our new campaign, The Debt Trap, is about revealing the harm of debt on children and families – what is the scale of the problem we’re addressing?
28 May 2014
Paul Blomfield MP speaking at an event at the Houses of Parliament
In support of our new report, Paul Blomfield MP shares a constiutent's story and emphasises the need to tackle problem debt
09 May 2014
Brian Cox
In a video and essay, actor Brian Cox talks about the fear and pain that debt and poverty caused him and his family when he was a boy
08 May 2014
inside the Channel Tunnel, a band plays, a train sits and people prepare to walk
This week marks the 20th anniversary of Le Walk, an event that raised £2m and was the first time since the ice age that humans walked from France to England
15 February 2014
young girl in front of a Christmas tree
Jo explains how a small present can make a big difference to the young people she works with in Nottingham
14 December 2013
a red line on a chart
Our new calculator allows you to get an idea of what the poverty line looks like for a given family type in any year from 2000 to the present.
16 November 2012
adult and young man speaking
Many children in the care system tell us of experiences of powerlessness when decisions are made about their future - but advocates help change that
13 September 2012
The first public session of an inquiry into trafficked children gone missing from care reveals chilling facts and ways of addressing the problem.
25 April 2012
A mother and her four children
Use our calculator to check your eligibility for the warm home discount scheme
06 February 2014