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.
What word describes being a 16 and 17 year old?
What word do young people use? What word would you choose?
A Seriously Awkward age?
Thousands of 16 and 17 year olds are being let down by inconsistencies in the law, left without the same basic protections as younger children. Our quiz will help you find out which laws treat 16 and 17 year olds as a child and in which cases they’re seen as adults.
16 and 17 year olds are caught between childhood and adulthood
Our new Seriously Awkward campaign calls for better protection for vulnerable 16-17 year olds. You may wonder what protections these teenagers need.
Luke's story: Something isn't quite right
The most vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds are falling through the cracks between childhood and adulthood, simply because of their age. Our Seriously Awkward campaign aims to change that.
New guidance won’t protect children from payday loan adverts
Thousands of you joined us in saying payday loan adverts can trivialise the seriousness of taking out a loan, and we have a partial response from the advertising watchdog - plus other campaign news
The morning after the (election) night before
When the next Government comes to power, we will continue campaigning to protect young people at risk of abuse or neglect, and to end child poverty and social inequality.
Use our map to find your local welfare assistance scheme
Search by postcode to find your local authority's scheme to replace community care grants and crisis loans for general living expenses
2m children in poverty miss out on the warm home discount
Join us in telling the government to act to stop children from growing up in cold homes
By the numbers: Young people's well-being
What are some of the key figures in The Good Childhood Report 2013, our new report on the well-being of young people in the UK?
An interactive look at young carers' lives
While census data reveals a spike in the number of young carers our report highlights the families young people behind the numbers
Christingle - Inspiring a new generation
Hear the heartwarming story of how Christingle is being passed on from generation to generation at St Mary’s Church in Market Drayton.
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