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.
Why we’re at WHY? festival
We’re taking part in WHY? What’s Happening for the Young at Southbank Centre in October. Come and see us there.
Family debt and children: popping the weasel
As a psychiatrist, I can’t help but be aware of the impact the current economic climate is having on our families and children – times are very tough for many people.
Juggling multiple debts - the damage done to children’s mental health
They just came that morning. I could only take the things that I could carry.
The hidden impact of debt
Our new report, The Damage of Debt finds that more than 500,000 children living in debt-ridden families are unhappy with their lives.
The journey of a care leaver
Young people leaving the care system are often left with limited support that can leave them in real risk of falling into debt and destitution. This blog looks at the support a British or settled young person will receive in their journey out of the care system.
Seriously Awkward school holidays
Karen, a Project Worker at our SCARPA project in Newcastle, knows that without the structure of school, summer holidays can be a more dangerous time for vulnerable young people.
Brexit: What does it mean for children and young people’s rights?
As Brexit draws closer, we look at how this will affect the rights of children and young people
New year, old problems
Traditionally a time for new beginnings, the new year doesn't always bring a change for children living in families where alcohol is part of daily life
Our position on the power to test different ways of working
This week MPs are debating new powers which will allow local authorities to test new ways of working through exemptions from children’s social care legislation
A mountain to climb
Our ambitious volunteer, Gavin, raises money climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
The well-being benefits of exercise
According to mainstream media today is the most depressing day of the year. But if you’re taking part in one of our fundraising challenges this might not be the case.
Give children and families in debt space to breathe
2.4 million children are in families who have fallen behind on their debts and need the protection of a legally binding breathing space scheme to protect them from bailiff visits, enforcement action and rising fees and charges