Closing the gaps for young carers
Helen Leadbitter, operational manager of the Include Project and co-author of our new report looking at the support needs of young carers explains why we need to ask children about their caring roles to avoid them slipping through the cracks.
‘I didn’t know I was a young carer until I came to this service – you don’t really think about it'
Today we released our new report all about young carers like Bina. The report explores the challenges of identifying the support that can help them, and how we get a sense of how many young carers there are.
Coordinate an international adventure as a volunteer
This Student Volunteering Week we have been talking to some of our student volunteers to find out how they support the children and young people we work with. Max is a student who has been volunteering at Loughborough University to help students aiming to climb the Morocco High Atlas Mountains to fundraise for us.
Firebird- it’s not just a story
Firebird has recently become the first play about child sexual exploitation to run on the West End. However, the traumatic story is not just a story. Read how our direct support and campaigns work has been fighting to prevent stories like these from happening.
Mapped: Families that will be affected by four-year benefit freeze
The current and previous Government have introduced a wide range of measures that will affect family incomes up to 2020. In some cases, these will increase household incomes. In other cases they will significantly reduce them.
'Everywhere you find The Children's Society, you find our volunteers'
Our Director of Fundraising and Supporter Engagement has a special video message for volunteers.
Juggling multiple debts - the damage done to children’s mental health
They just came that morning. I could only take the things that I could carry.
Quiz: What do young people say most influences their well-being?
The Good Childhood Report 2016 reveals that children and adults experience well-being differently.
'In training you repeatedly fail, so that in a competition you can succeed'
As David from our transformation team trains as a competitive runner, he explains complexities around strong winds, tension between athletes and more
Supporting Make Runaways Safe at this year's Greenbelt Festival
Find out how we got on at our very first Greenbelt festival, by Amy Doyle, our wellie-wearing festival-goer
How to support your child’s well-being: John's story
As part of our groundbreaking research into children's well-being, we have worked with the New Economics Foundation (NEF) to find out what children can do to support their own well-being and how you can help.