Helping London’s children and teenagers at their most vulnerable
This month we are launching our new way of working in London, setting out our new hub of services to tackle the exceptional and growing risks facing London’s children and teenagers.
16 and 17 year olds are caught between childhood and adulthood
Our new Seriously Awkward campaign calls for better protection for vulnerable 16-17 year olds. You may wonder what protections these teenagers need.
What has happened to funding for early help services?
Our new report created with the National Children's Bureau, in collaboration with Children & Young People Now, highlights major changes to funding for early intervention services and we've produced an interactive map to break down the local changes.
Luke's story: Something isn't quite right
The most vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds are falling through the cracks between childhood and adulthood, simply because of their age. Our Seriously Awkward campaign aims to change that.
Abolishing child poverty targets masks true extent of in-work poverty
Whilst there are many factors that contribute to families falling into and becoming trapped in poverty, the ability to maintain a reasonable standard of living and afford essentials is at the heart of the matter.
I knew how hard caring was for an adult, and I wanted to show people how hard it could be for a child
Author Anne Booth's new book Dog Ears features a young carer, and we spoke to her in recognition of this year's Young Carers Festival
Advent: Eleven rules for Christingle
Read the playful hints for your Christingle celebration from author Jeremy Fletcher and artist Dave Walker.
'After I turned 18, everything changed'
Refugee and migrant care leavers visited parliament last week to highlight the problems they face accessing support after they turned 18.
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
Janine's story: We helped turn around a young runaway's life
'The Children’s Society has really helped me turn my life around,' Janine says.
Free school meals for all children in poverty
As we launch our Fair and Square campaign, David Hounsell explains why our goals are good for young people and their families