Giving back as a volunteer
This Student Volunteering Week we have been talking to some of our student volunteers to find out how they support the children and young people we work with. Olivia is a Psychology student at Manchester Metropolitan University who has been volunteering as a befriender with The Children’s Society.
Improving my confidence with volunteering
I hope to by volunteering I can make a difference to a young person’s life.
Closing the gaps for young carers
Helen Leadbitter, operational manager of the Include Project and co-author of our new report looking at the support needs of young carers explains why we need to ask children about their caring roles to avoid them slipping through the cracks.
‘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.
Coordinate an international adventure as a volunteer
This Student Volunteering Week we have been talking to some of our student volunteers to find out how they support the children and young people we work with. Max is a student who has been volunteering at Loughborough University to help students aiming to climb the Morocco High Atlas Mountains to fundraise for us.
Firebird- it’s not just a story
Firebird has recently become the first play about child sexual exploitation to run on the West End. However, the traumatic story is not just a story. Read how our direct support and campaigns work has been fighting to prevent stories like these from happening.
The Chancellor must deliver a Budget for low income families
With child poverty rates forecast to skyrocket, we ask the Chancellor to cut no more support for low income families
Lauren's story: Groomed and exploited
When she was 13, Lauren was targeted by men who groomed and sexually exploited her.
We need to end 'failed policy' that makes young people vulnerable
For Young People Seeking Safety Week, Ilona Pinter addresses destitution as a serious concern and explains steps to address the problem.
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.
Addressing obesity through school meals
We recommend that the Government explore whether any proceeds from a sugar tax could be reinvested in the provision of healthy free school meals for low income families.
West End kids Bake and Brew for Easter
Dance-school founder Jessica Elliot speaks about her inspiration to help young people and why she is supporting Bake and Brew with her dance students this year.