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.
Advent: Ambitions for our children
As we move through the second week of Advent, Teresa Pearce MP focuses on the message of Isaiah to remind us to think big about how we can help the most vulnerable children.
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.
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.
'Interning here is even better than expected'
Our HR Intern Stella discusses the impact of her work.
EU Referendum: Brexit and young people
Now the EU referendum debate is over, we're taking stock as to what this might mean for children and young people. While there are immediate, profound changes unfolding before us, in reality, many implications for children won’t be known or play out for some time.
Families are big winners from £74m for Local Welfare Assistance schemes
After months of campaigning, an extra £74m of funding has been awarded to councils to provide a vital safety net for families and vulnerable residents.