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.
The power of our shops
In only a few months our charity shops managed to gather thousands of supporters for a local campaign. Sarah interviews Carol from our Shaw shop about their role in helping children in care placed out of borough in Greater Manchester.
Bullying – let’s talk about it
Tuesday 5 July 2016 marks the first national Stand Up To Bullying day. 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.
Together we did it
We’ve got some exciting news. A year ago we launched our first local campaign ‘Handle With Care’. Today we’re back in Greater Manchester meeting to celebrate its success.
A busy year for the Seriously Awkward campaign
Since the Seriously Awkward campaign launched last June, supporters have helped us achieve a huge amount.
Help make the Children and Social Work Bill work for children and young people
We can improve the bill, the biggest shake up of the care system in a generation.
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.
Will you donate your #FirstFiver?
It’s always a dream for charities when campaigns “go viral”, breaking into the public consciousness and gaining a life of their own. That happened this week for the whole charity sector involved in #FirstFiver.
Kimberley Wilson: Life is always better with cake
Great British Bake Off finalist Kimberley Wilson gives recommendations and tasty recipes for your next Bake and Brew.
Young refugees and migrants say it loud and clear: Refugees are welcome here
This time last week 30 young refugees and migrants and supporters from around the country joined us as we marched to Parliament.
Forced to choose between having food or being warm
Working with young people leaving care, Angela finds that a lack of support and financial education is putting many young people in difficult situations.
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.