MPs speak up for 16 and 17 year olds in Parliament
On Monday 7 March the Policing and Crime Bill was discussed in Parliament, read our update of how the discussion went.
‘She is real. This happened. Nobody helped her’
Jo, a teacher at Portsmouth College, recently took a class of 16 year old drama students to see Hampstead Theatre’s powerful play Firebird. Here she shares some of their responses to the play.
Just how many young carers are there?
Just how many young carers are there? We need to know.
Why I volunteer to speak about child sexual exploitation
A volunteer speaker answers some questions about how she got involved, what she enjoys about the role, and what impact she is making.
What to expect at North West Care Leavers Festival?
To mark the end of the pilot for Care to be Different, we are bringing young people and professionals together in March at the to celebrate the achievements of the young people we have helped. T
Early intervention funding faces 70% cut
Our new report with Action for Children and The National Children’s Bureau highlights major cuts to funding for early intervention services - our interactive map breaks down the changes across England
One year on: Running away is still a way of saying 'I need help'
A year after a major parliamentary report, how much safer are young people who run away or go missing from care?
Putting the ‘fun’ in fundraising: Fashion shows, summer parties and more!
Long-term supporter and Shipston Committee member Karen Gaymond shares with us how her fantastic group continues to hold exciting events to fundraise for The Children’s Society.
We’re making progress but more needs to be done to protect vulnerable young people
At this year’s NCAS conference, we focused on continuing to support young runaways
Charities and the Lobbying Act: 'What do you mean I can't wear red, blue or yellow?'
With less than 100 days to go before the next general election, our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research looks at the Lobbying Act and its implications for charities
Using art as a therapeutic tool
Senior Practitioner, Amy Craven, talks about how our services use art to help children open up about the issues they face.
'It can get so cold that when the heating isn’t on you can see your breath'
This winter, two million families – with 3.8 million children – are struggling to pay their energy bills. For more than half of these families (1.3 million), at one point or another, this struggle has become too much and they have fallen behind on their bills. Tania, shares how her family is caught in a debt trap.