‘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.
Just how many young carers are there?
Just how many young carers are there? We need to know.
Why I volunteer to speak about child sexual exploitation
A volunteer speaker answers some questions about how she got involved, what she enjoys about the role, and what impact she is making.
What to expect at North West Care Leavers Festival?
To mark the end of the pilot for Care to be Different, we are bringing young people and professionals together in March at the to celebrate the achievements of the young people we have helped. T
Early intervention funding faces 70% cut
Our new report with Action for Children and The National Children’s Bureau highlights major cuts to funding for early intervention services - our interactive map breaks down the changes across England
Being a young carer made me who I am today
Paul Al-Naqib, Independent Advocate from The Children’s Society, Black Country shares his experience of being a young carer, the care system and how it shaped his future.
Why Emma Ball supports The Children’s Society
Artist and designer Emma Ball has been supporting our work since 2010. Here she tells us why we’re so close to her heart.
The year ahead in Parliament
The annual Queen's Speech is on Wednesday 18 May and will present the Government's plan for the year ahead.
The great value of advocacy for children in care
Many children in the care system tell us of experiences of powerlessness when decisions are made about their future - but advocates help change that
Do you agree that 700,000 children in poverty should receive free school meals?
The new School Food Plan recognises that 700k children from low income working families miss free school meals - we need to make sure they get those meals
Tackling the cost of school uniforms
Our new report shows the high cost of school uniforms has a real impact on the experience of hundreds of thousands of pupils across the country.
An important victory for access to justice - the Supreme Court strikes down the legal aid residence test
Last week we saw an important victory as the Supreme court ruled that the Government can not introduce a residence test on legal aid.