Special night at the theatre with The Children’s Society for Firebird
We were thrilled to be joined by a group of famous faces for an exclusive performance of Firebird, followed by a special post-show Q and A alongside the artistic team.
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.
Being a young carer made me who I am today
Paul Al-Naqib, Independent Advocate from The Children’s Society, Black Country shares his experience of being a young carer, the care system and how it shaped his future.
Lurine Cato Supports Christingle
Read the warm message from Lurine Cato, the UK's Queen of Gospel, who is supporting our annual festive campaign, Christingle. Read at The Children's Society
Lords support our changes to the law that 'naming' children is 'shaming'
Yesterday, peers voiced their support for changes we proposed to stop the ‘naming and shaming’ of children involved in anti-social behaviour
Melissa's story: We helped turn around a young carer's life
'I’ve received so much support from The Children’s Society’s Young Carers in Focus programme', Melissa says.
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
MPs and peers hear startling stories of life on asylum support
At the first evidence session of the parliamentary inquiry into asylum support for children and young people, experts said that essential needs are unmet