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.
Bullying – let’s talk about it
This week is Anti-Bullying Week. Our research shows that bullying has a detrimental impact on children and young people; children who are bullied have lower levels of well-being, are more likely to live in poverty and may be at risk of being abused.
Keeping children and teachers aware of sexual exploitation
Sarah Wells is a practitioner in our Lancashire service, Street Safe. She specialises in working with schools to deliver awareness raising sessions.
Here she answers some of our questions about her work.
Chloe's story: Let down at 16
In our child sexual exploitation services we support young people who have been affected by sexual exploitation. Many young people have been let down by the people who are supposed to be keeping them safe. This is Chloe's story.
It’s not consent, its sexual exploitation
While 16 and 17 year olds can legally consent to sex in healthy relationships, there is nothing healthy or normal about being coerced or groomed and made to submit to sexual acts.
‘She is real. This happened. Nobody helped her’
Jo, a teacher at Portsmouth College, recently took a class of 16 year old drama students to see Hampstead Theatre’s powerful play Firebird. Here she shares some of their responses to the play.
Writer of Firebird, Phil Davies, discusses the play
Our Seriously Awkward campaign to protect 16 and 17 year olds from exploitation is being backed by Hampstead Theatre, London with their play Firebird. Here we speak to the writer, Phil Davies, about the play.
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
You can donate old IT equipment to help support vulnerable children
Find out why Audley Travel donated their old IT equipment to support us, and how your old electronics can help vulnerable young people
Infographic: What dangers do young runaways like Susie face?
Your donation can help these vulnerable children
'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
Dressing as a dinner lady at Labour party conference
Our policy officer Laura dresses as a dinner lady and quizzes MPs, building support for our Fair and Square campaign
'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