Advent: Five ways to well-being for children and teenagers
The Children’s Society asked thousands of children and teenagers about what makes them happy. Here we provide simple, straightforward advice on five ways to well-being for children and teenagers.
'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.
Advent: Following Christ in a broken world
As our season of waiting reaches its final Sunday, here is a video to focus our thoughts.
Advent: The importance of prophecy
Sharing prophetic visions requires bravery because speaking truth to power is often not easy or comfortable. Bishop Tim encourages us to pray for the courage to be brave and truthful.
267 years of Christingle
For our first Christingle service, held in December 1968 at Lincoln Cathedral, we expected 300 people but some 1500 attended the celebration.
Advent: Harriet Tubman and the promised land
Can we find joy and beauty in the midst of struggle? Today Graham Sparkes draws us close to reveal the contextual layers behind Jacob Lawrence’s painting. The joy and beauty of Harriet Tubman leading hundreds of slaves to freedom is sharply contrasted against the reality that they needed to be freed in the first place.
Our role is both to celebrate stories of joy and beauty, and to be those who are making these stories reality today.
Holding the state to account is vital for children and young people
We want the government to abandon its proposals to limit access to judicial review
Why we love messy Christingle [updated]
How do dozens of children building Christingles make for a messy, fun way to learn about the meaning of Christmas?
Why advocates matter
Research shows the important role advocates play in disabled children and young people's lives, says our policy adviser Elizabeth Lovell.
Why I volunteered for The Children’s Society
'I think this volunteer post has been very helpful to my future career prospects'
Meeting Matthew Reed, Chief Executive on the mount
'What three things does a young person need to get by?' I asked. Matthew said: 'Love, self-confidence and others to believe in them.'
Further cuts to legal aid to affect some of the most vulnerable children
Legal aid helps the poorest challenge decisions that affect their lives, but cuts to the system threaten to harm children and families