Shining a light on the realities of debt
Our guest blogger this week shares her troubling experience with debt and looks at how a breathing space could have alleviated the devastating impact it had on her life
A new National Missing Persons Register
A new National Missing Persons Register is : a step closer towards a safer response for missing children
What you learn as the child of an alcoholic
A guest post from Josh, the child of an alcoholic and author of awareness-raising blog COAisathing. Here he shares his experiences, his thoughts and his hopes.
Mental Health Week - Melissa's story
Melissa, a young carer and guest blogger, shares her experience with debt and the effect it has on her mental health
How Southbank Centre is bringing the hidden lives of young carers into the spotlight
WHY Festival will feature Hidden, a ground-breaking exhibition about young carers, as part of its partnership with The Children’s Society.
Our position on the power to test different ways of working
This week MPs are debating new powers which will allow local authorities to test new ways of working through exemptions from children’s social care legislation
May the fourth be with you
In recognition of Star Wars Day, we’ve adapted a simple guessing game with images of our favourite droid from the latest film.
#CSEDay17 - Raising awareness across the country
This CSE awareness day we are out in the communities we work in, talking about child sexual exploitation (CSE), our work in this area and how to spot the signs
Families in Bradford now feeling Warm and Informed
The Warm and Informed project was launched in September 2014 as a partnership between Northern Gas Networks (NGN) and The Children’s Society, focusing on two low income areas
of Bradford. The project was intended to build on previous joint work by these organisations involving giving fuel poverty advice at children’s centres.
'They didn’t care that I was homeless - they had a nice warm house to go home to'
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. Nadia, shares how her family is caught in a debt trap.