Young people's voices blog

Young carers, policy workers, volunteers, refugees, former runaways, and fundraisers are just a few ways to describe the work of the amazing children and young people we work with across the country. Read their stories.

Blog contributors

Charlotte Mulcock - Fundraiser
Charlotte Mulcock and two friends surrounded by balloons
Charlotte from West Yorkshire explains how careful planning and hard work made her fundraising DO a success
03 July 2014
Lana Furness
Lana is raising £1000 this year in support of our work - find out how you can get involved
01 May 2014
a young person speaking about our work
Parents and young people describe our work as 'a lifeline'
03 April 2014
a crowd of hundreds of young carers at the 2013 Young Carers Festival
Have a look at how we were helped young carers in England get the support they need
24 February 2014
2 young people, Emma and Luke, part of the Children's Commission, sit at a desk
Emma and Luke host the Poverty Commission News at Five, and invite you to get involved in their and fellow young people's work
22 February 2014
Young man tilting his head in his hands
It’s only because of the generosity of our supporters that we can help young people like Chris, who tells his story here.
14 January 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