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.
Poor insulation and high energy debts leave 2 million families in the cold
This week marks Cold Homes Week, which raises awareness of the difficulties faced by families across the country that struggle to heat their home. This is an issue that we also uncovered in our report Show Some Warmth, which examines the impact of energy debts on children and families.
Families are big winners from £74m for Local Welfare Assistance schemes
After months of campaigning, an extra £74m of funding has been awarded to councils to provide a vital safety net for families and vulnerable residents.
Are you eligible for a £140 payment towards your energy bills?
Use our calculator to check your eligibility for the Warm Home Discount scheme
Today’s heating-support announcement is a big step forward
While today’s news is good, it is vital the Government makes the Warm Home Discount automatically available to all families with children who are living in poverty
'Debt causes stress, which causes anxiety, which causes mental health problems'
As part of our Debt Trap campaign, we spoke to Jessica (that's not her real name), a single mum who is also a community activist, volunteer and heavily involved in her local parents’ forum. She and her three children - a 16-year-old daughter, a 14-year-old son and an eight-year-old son - live in a three-bedroom flat.
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
Monthly reflection: Welcoming the child
This month, Vanessa Elston reflects on creating a true welcome
'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
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’
Use our new calculator to track the shifting poverty line
Our new calculator allows you to get an idea of what the poverty line looks like for a given family type in any year from 2000 to the present.