Our history blog
Our history blog
We have supported vulnerable children in England since 1881. Our history blog features our work from our earliest days to more recent activity in regions across England.
Our history with child refugees
A look back at our work with child refugees from 1939 to present day
269 years of Christingle
In December 1968 at Lincoln Cathedral, we held our first ever Christingle service. 300 people were expected. 1500 attended.
VE Day: Protecting children during World War Two
In commemoration of 70 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe, our archives team looks at our 127 war nurseries, which protected 6,788 children during the war
Unexplored Riches in Medical History project
Today, Ian Wakeling talks about the Wellcome Trust’s Research Resources scheme to support our Unexplored Riches in Medical History project.
The beginning of World War One and our work
A hundred years ago, Britain declared war on Germany and the First World War erupted. Our archivist looks at some of the ways the war affected our work
Brexit: What does it mean for children and young people’s rights?
As Brexit draws closer, we look at how this will affect the rights of children and young people
Why I work in the Policy team
With a new Policy Officer position now vacant, David Ayre looks at why you should work with us
A year in review
Rupinder Parhar takes a look back at the key events from our refugee and migrant services in 2016
Opportunity for energy companies to show some warmth
As temperatures drop, high costs of gas and electricity can see low income families living behind cold doors
Arif's story, a child refugee
Arif came to the UK when he was 13 after his father was attacked for his political beliefs. With support from his project worker Arif is now settled in the UK and looking for jobs. This is his story.
Carol's 25+ years as a fundraiser: 'I never cease to be amazed at people's generosity and support'
Carol Sampson, one of our National Volunteering Award winners for 2016, discusses her fundraising experiences