16 and 17 year olds at risk
Our recent Seriously Awkward report shows that young people may feel under pressure to make choices that can jeopardise their future.
Charlie’s story: My life as a young carer
Charlie, aged 19, has cared for his mum since he was 4 years old. Watch him talk about life as a young carer and his involvement with our Young Carers in Focus project
We need to listen to 16 and 17 year olds in care
An advocate in our Havering Advocacy Service explains how her work with many 16 and 17 year olds having housing problems relates to our new report, 'On your own now'
The risks of unsuitable accommodation for older teenagers
Our new report On Your Own Now examines the experiences of 16 and 17 year olds who cannot live at home with their families. These teenagers live in accommodation provided by their local council to prepare them for living independently as an adult.
Helping those who are especially vulnerable to child sexual exploitation
When a young person has a learning disability they can be particularly difficult to protect
The many values of befriending
Being a befriender can make a huge difference in a young person's life, writes a volunteer at our LEAP programme in Leeds.
Making sense of this week's response about support for unaccompanied children
While the government is committed to safeguarding unaccompanied migrant children, this week’s report is ambiguous as to what this means in practice
Giving back 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. Olivia is a Psychology student at Manchester Metropolitan University who has been volunteering as a befriender with The Children’s Society.
News roundup: Pot of gold, policy update, retail activity
News items from our programmes, policy and retail work
Track the low levels of support asylum-seeking families receive
Use our interactive graph to see the varying levels of support for nine different families.