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.
'Interning has been a fun and worthwhile experience'
Volunteer Interns Sumayyah and Trudie share their experiences of interning with us.
‘There needs to be a stop to children being sent home for wearing the wrong school uniform’
This blog was written as part of The Children's Commission on Poverty. The commission was led by sixteen children aged 10-19 to uncover the true cost of school life for those living in poverty, through young eyes.
My Olympic moment
Katie Evans from our DAP programme writes about what it was like to be in the opening ceremony of the Olympics.
We never say ‘not now’ to children and young people
Our head of community participation, Jim, explains how a rediscovered children’s storybook got him thinking about our ground-breaking work on children’s well-being and mental health.
'This event has already shown us just how generous and kind strangers can be'
Liz Hart, one of our supporters in the West Midlands, writes about co-organising a Bake and Brew coffee morning and quilt-knitting event
Recognising and celebrating brave young refugee and migrant women
Each year hundreds of unaccompanied young women escape persecution at home to seek protection in the UK - nominate a refugee woman you admire