The Lightless Sky: an Afghan refugee boy’s journey of escape to a new life in Britain
Gulwali Passarlay was 12 when he fled Afghanistan, his new book tells the story. Here Gulwali tells us about his harrowing journey to the UK
Christmas changes lives at Talbot Heath
Young world-changers come together to celebrate Christmas and make a big difference to vulnerable children. Head teacher, Karen Leahy, tells us how they gather pupils, parents and staff to organise memorable Christmas events.
Parents still being forced to pay over the odds for school uniforms
The Competition and Market Authority (CMA) has written an open letter to head teachers, governing boards and school uniform suppliers, urging them to make school uniforms available at the best prices possible
Seriously Awkward campaign goes to party conferences
We have been at the political party conferences, talking to MPs about the Seriously Awkward campaign
Protecting children from payday loan adverts
Watch our spoof payday loan video highlighting the irresponsible nature of payday loan adverts
The Great British Bake Off inspired our office Bake and Brew
With The Great British Bake Off in full swing, The Children’s Society colleagues have been inspired to get creative in the kitchen to raise funds for our Bake and Brew campaign.
Young people in Kent share their Olympic and Paralympic experiences
Two young people from our intergenerational project in Birchington talk about their experience carrying the Olympic and Paralympic torch
Fair and Square - free school meals and more
Free school meals are key to a wider collection of benefits working families in poverty can receive
We should tackle poverty, not redefine it
Changing the focus won’t help end child poverty, says our Policy Officer Laura Rodrigues
Asking the Chancellor for better Budgeting for early help
There is an exceptionally strong case for public services to be based on the principle of intervening early to prevent problems from escalating.
'I struggle to keep on top of everything, especially my homework'
In advance of tomorrow's census data on young carers, Joanne shares her experience of caring for her brother
Boys don’t cry? Young men can be victims of sexual exploitation, too
Our project in Lancashire recently hosted an event focusing on the under-addressed problem of sexually exploited boys and young men