Caring for Roma children
Our policy adviser writes about the response to a televeision programme featuring Roma families living in the UK, and what we can do to support them
Thank you to the bravery of Firebird
For the last five months Firebird, a play addressing the issue of child sexual exploitation, has been supporting our Seriously Awkward campaign. Now as the play’s run in the West End is coming to an end, we look back at the highlights and say thank you to all involved for their support.
We need to protect children in care
As we're reminded too frequently, children in care are mistreated and neglected - see what you can do to support them
Ministers give evidence concerning children running away from care
Data on young people who go missing from care is often 'raw and erratic' and not comparable, minister says.
Advent: Hope isn't passive
Our chief executive writes of the yearning and agitation that form a foundation for hope
I threw the perfect Summer Celebration
Like most British summer days when you choose to hold an outdoor event, it dawned cloudy, windy and miserable. Shooting up a rapid prayer, I set my sights on the mountain of potato salad, coleslaw and chocolate roulade that demanded my attention.
Holding a Summer Celebration for The Children’s Society was a first for me. Being new to the charity and hearing some of the stories from children who had suffered such hardship made me think, You know what, OK. Yes, I could do that.