Our policy team learns from our national practice base and our groundbreaking research to find solutions to the problems children face today. We also lobby the government to see that the government implements these solutions.
Missing children – are some more important than others?
A report published today reveals that some children who go missing are put at risk by how their case is investigated by the police.
The year ahead in Parliament
The annual Queen's Speech is on Wednesday 18 May and will present the Government's plan for the year ahead.
The needs of destitute migrant children going unmet
Our new report exposes the destitution, exploitation and risks faced by children and their families who do not have access to mainstream benefits.
An important victory for access to justice - the Supreme Court strikes down the legal aid residence test
Last week we saw an important victory as the Supreme court ruled that the Government can not introduce a residence test on legal aid.
Mapped: The extent of sexual crimes against children in England and Wales
New data reveals the extent of sexual crimes committed against children in the past year
We all need to keep poverty in mind
Our new report shows that despite links between older adolescents living in poverty and their emotional well-being, there is a low level of recognition of how poverty can affect children's mental health outcomes in the NHS.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.