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.
'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.
'They didn’t care that I was homeless - they had a nice warm house to go home to'
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. Nadia, shares how her family is caught in a debt trap.
Quiz time: How well do you know energy?
It’s surprising to find out how much it costs to use different sorts of energy - take our quiz then sign our petition to help families in energy debt
Charities and the Lobbying Act: 'What do you mean I can't wear red, blue or yellow?'
With less than 100 days to go before the next general election, our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research looks at the Lobbying Act and its implications for charities
Our favourite #Scarfies so far
Help show some warmth to families in the debt trap - share your #Scarfie today
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.
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
'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
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
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’