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.
Care leavers struggle with council tax debts
'Every day, my work shows me how important it is to raise awareness of the challenges care leavers face as they leave the care system, particularly with money and avoiding debt.'
We can stop council tax debt collection from harming children
70% of parents who have experienced bailiff visits while children are in the home said the bailiff’s behaviour was threatening, scary or aggressive
Delivered: Final notice for energy companies
We delivered 6,378 petitions telling the companies to show some warmth to families and children in energy debt
They said: 'We’ve got to turn your electricity off'
There are nearly a million children living in families in energy debt, all too often growing up in cold homes that are putting their health at risk. Today, we share Nadia's story.
'It can get so cold that when the heating isn’t on you can see your breath'
This winter, two million families – with 3.8 million children – are struggling to pay their energy bills. For more than half of these families (1.3 million), at one point or another, this struggle has become too much and they have fallen behind on their bills. Tania, shares how her family is caught in a debt trap.
Infographic: What dangers do young runaways like Susie face?
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Use our poverty line calculator to track poverty levels since 2000
Our calculator enables you to find the poverty line and related information for a household
'A brilliant opportunity' for young carers to meet the Children's Commissioner
Have a look at Melissa's blog about being part of a group of young carers who met yesterday with the Children's Commissioner, Maggie Atkinson
Monthly reflection: Welcoming the child
This month, Vanessa Elston reflects on creating a true welcome
Who cares about children in care?
If the principles in a new standard released today were upheld, young people would not experience the care system as ‘an isolated place’
'This event has already shown us just how generous and kind strangers can be'
Liz Hart, one of our supporters in the West Midlands, writes about co-organising a Bake and Brew coffee morning and quilt-knitting event