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.
Mapped: Families that will be affected by four-year benefit freeze
The current and previous Government have introduced a wide range of measures that will affect family incomes up to 2020. In some cases, these will increase household incomes. In other cases they will significantly reduce them.
Things have to change for exploited teenagers
Why working with young people every day made me realise I had to get involved in the Seriously Awkward campaign
BenevoLent: Into the wilderness
Over Lent we’re offering weekly suggestions for prayer, action and reflection on the gospel passages. This week we’re reflecting on Mark 1.9-15: ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.’
Christingle is our new Christmas tradition
A fun Christingle service filled with carols, nativity plays and a fancy dress competition inspired Jayne to start a new family tradition
Celebrating International Youth Day by helping young migrants thrive
Our policy adviser writes of the issues and sometimes harrowing conditions young migrants face, and what we can do to help them