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.
Calculating the cost of independent advocacy
Our new tools allow you to estimate the budget needed to provide advocacy - a valuable service - to young people in care.
Show Some Warmth: One year on
As a result of our campaigning, five of the 'Big Six' energy companies have made changes to their debt collection practices, benefitting nearly 200,000 children and young people.
Good singing voices: You can organise a carolling event this year or next
By carolling, you can raise festive cheer and funds that help improve children's lives.
'Listening to kids so they have a voice is really important'
A young person we work with and our project workers meet a Manchester leader to discuss the need for supporting young people
'The internship has been an eye opening experience'
Ben, one of our interns based in Birmingham, shares his experience of working with the Stars National Initiative website.