Our work blog
Our work blog
We are fortunate to work directly with a wide range of children and young people. In their blog, staff from our projects, programmes and children's centres share their experiences of working with these young people.
How Southbank Centre is bringing the hidden lives of young carers into the spotlight
WHY Festival will feature Hidden, a ground-breaking exhibition about young carers, as part of its partnership with The Children’s Society.
Taking a stand at Conference
Now the political dust has settled after party conferences we take a look back at The Children’s Society’s presence this year
Juggling multiple debts - the damage done to children’s mental health
They just came that morning. I could only take the things that I could carry.
Will you donate your #FirstFiver?
It’s always a dream for charities when campaigns “go viral”, breaking into the public consciousness and gaining a life of their own. That happened this week for the whole charity sector involved in #FirstFiver.
John's story, the difference we made
This years' Impact Report focuses on our work in our five priority themes. Children's mental health and well-being is one area. Here we hear John's story of how his mentor helped him.
Making sure vulnerable children are Seen and Heard
This week we launched a brand new initiative to help young victims of sexual abuse. The project commissioned by the Department of Health, trains health care staff to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation.
Empowering young people to make safe informed decisions
For today’s National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day our services are running and taking part in events across the country. Here a practitioner answers our questions about working with young people at risk of sexual abuse.
‘I didn’t know I was a young carer until I came to this service – you don’t really think about it'
Today we released our new report all about young carers like Bina. The report explores the challenges of identifying the support that can help them, and how we get a sense of how many young carers there are.
Protecting children from sexual exploitation is everyone’s business
In a blog for Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day, policy officer Richard Crellin considers why it is important that everyone understands how children can be better protected from child sexual exploitation.
Quiz: The Budget or Star Wars?
Today, George Osborne delivers this year's budget announcement. Also, Star Wars.
A budget for the next generation?
The Chancellor talked about acting now rather than paying later, yet this budget missed opportunities to do so.
Quiz: How much do you know about child sexual exploitation?
For today's Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day we would like to help everyone know the signs of exploitation and what everyone of us can do to stop it.