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.
Writer of Firebird, Phil Davies, discusses the play
Our Seriously Awkward campaign to protect 16 and 17 year olds from exploitation is being backed by Hampstead Theatre, London with their play Firebird. Here we speak to the writer, Phil Davies, about the play.
Henley Festival proud to support The Children’s Society
Charlotte Geeves, Chief Executive of Henley Festival, explains how the partnership with The Children’s Society will make a difference to young carers.
The Chancellor must deliver a Budget for low income families
With child poverty rates forecast to skyrocket, we ask the Chancellor to cut no more support for low income families
MPs speak up for 16 and 17 year olds in Parliament
On Monday 7 March the Policing and Crime Bill was discussed in Parliament, read our update of how the discussion went.
‘She is real. This happened. Nobody helped her’
Jo, a teacher at Portsmouth College, recently took a class of 16 year old drama students to see Hampstead Theatre’s powerful play Firebird. Here she shares some of their responses to the play.
Bullying – let’s talk about it
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.
Meet Sally Wrenn, Digital Intern
Sally talks about working with young people, navigating the tube, and creating pages and stories for our website
Perfect recipes for an Easter Bake and Brew
With Easter just around the corner, The Children Society's resident baker Owain shares some of his recipes and tips for a perfect Bake and Brew.
'I’ve always been a keen baker, especially when I’ve got some free time on the weekends. To celebrate the run up to Easter I made Simnel cakes as well as chocolate Easter nests. Many hands make light work, so I got my nephew involved in the baking to celebrate this special and reflective time of year.
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.
Jenny’s story: Escaping abuse
Neglect led Jenny into a downward spiral of substance abuse, until she eventually became suicidal.