As it happened: Teens in Crisis, the 2015 Edward Rudolf Debate
We led a national debate on 19 November, tackling the question: Are we failing our nation’s teenagers?
Shine a light for those whose lives are shrouded in the darkness of exploitation
In the lead up to Advent, Stephen Keyworth, Head of Faith and Society at the Baptist Union for Great Britain, tells us how Christingle fits in to the season.
I remember those days
Shakira Martin faced difficulty in her teenage years, and shares her story with us here.
Lauren's story: Supported by us
Like lots of the young people we work with, Lauren had a difficult home life, and spent much of her time outside on the streets to get away from it all. This is her story, of how she was exploited by others.
Bullying – let’s talk about it
This week is Anti-Bullying Week. Our research shows that bullying has a detrimental impact on children and young people; children who are bullied have lower levels of well-being, are more likely to live in poverty and may be at risk of being abused.
Keeping children and teachers aware of sexual exploitation
Sarah Wells is a practitioner in our Lancashire service, Street Safe. She specialises in working with schools to deliver awareness raising sessions.
Here she answers some of our questions about her work.
Are 16 and 17 year olds old enough to know better?
16 and 17 year olds are at high risk of becoming victims of sexual crimes
BenevoLent: My journey so far
10 days in, Lorna checks in with an update on her giving up sugar for Lent.
BenevoLent: When temptation gets to be too much
Today, Lorna talks about the challenges she has faced during Lent and what she has done to keep herself on track.
Yay! Thanks for supporting our blog [updated]
Update: For the second year in a row, we won a commendation - effectively second place - in Social Buzz Awards' best blog category.
My Christmas wish
For many of us this time of year is full of anticipation. But for many children and families we work with, the holiday season is a time of worry.