The Lightless Sky: an Afghan refugee boy’s journey of escape to a new life in Britain
Gulwali Passarlay was 12 when he fled Afghanistan, his new book tells the story. Here Gulwali tells us about his harrowing journey to the UK
Christmas changes lives at Talbot Heath
Young world-changers come together to celebrate Christmas and make a big difference to vulnerable children. Head teacher, Karen Leahy, tells us how they gather pupils, parents and staff to organise memorable Christmas events.
Parents still being forced to pay over the odds for school uniforms
The Competition and Market Authority (CMA) has written an open letter to head teachers, governing boards and school uniform suppliers, urging them to make school uniforms available at the best prices possible
Seriously Awkward campaign goes to party conferences
We have been at the political party conferences, talking to MPs about the Seriously Awkward campaign
Protecting children from payday loan adverts
Watch our spoof payday loan video highlighting the irresponsible nature of payday loan adverts
The Great British Bake Off inspired our office Bake and Brew
With The Great British Bake Off in full swing, The Children’s Society colleagues have been inspired to get creative in the kitchen to raise funds for our Bake and Brew campaign.
Why We Love Messy Christingle
Learn how many children making Christingle candles makes for a messy, fun way to learn about the meaning of Christmas.
Knock, knock, knocking on a donor’s door
A new donor writes in appreciation of one of our fundraisers' politeness, knowledge and ability to withstand cold.
Making sure vulnerable children are Seen and Heard
This week we launched a brand new initiative to help young victims of sexual abuse. The project commissioned by the Department of Health, trains health care staff to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation.
Lurine Cato Supports Christingle
Read the warm message from Lurine Cato, the UK's Queen of Gospel, who is supporting our annual festive campaign, Christingle. Read at The Children's Society
'If you don't have the right materials to learn, you can miss out on an education'
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.
Aprons and statistics: Campaigning at the Conservative conference
During her first campaigning visit to a party conference, Mubena dons a hairnet and apron and explains free school meals to MPs