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.
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
Not you guys, apparently! However, clowns, stormy weather and er, nuns did make the list when we asked you to share what scares you in the lead up to the launch of our Debt Trap campaign.
We’ve asked because for families in council tax debt, two thirds of parents said their children had been frightened, sad or worried as a result of a bailiff visit – something we simply shouldn't see on a top ten of childhood fears!
We can stop council tax debt collection from harming children
70% of parents who have experienced bailiff visits while children are in the home said the bailiff’s behaviour was threatening, scary or aggressive
Delivered: Final notice for energy companies
We delivered 6,378 petitions telling the companies to show some warmth to families and children in energy debt
They said: 'We’ve got to turn your electricity off'
There are nearly a million children living in families in energy debt, all too often growing up in cold homes that are putting their health at risk. Today, we share Nadia's story.
'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.
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?
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
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.