Thousands of children cut off from justice
Our new report reveals that since removing legal aid access for immigration cases, many children are being forced to resolve their immigration issues on their own or are avoiding the issues altogether.
I threw the perfect Summer Celebration
Like most British summer days when you choose to hold an outdoor event, it dawned cloudy, windy and miserable. Shooting up a rapid prayer, I set my sights on the mountain of potato salad, coleslaw and chocolate roulade that demanded my attention.
Holding a Summer Celebration for The Children’s Society was a first for me. Being new to the charity and hearing some of the stories from children who had suffered such hardship made me think, You know what, OK. Yes, I could do that.
A Seriously Awkward age?
Thousands of 16 and 17 year olds are being let down by inconsistencies in the law, left without the same basic protections as younger children. Our quiz will help you find out which laws treat 16 and 17 year olds as a child and in which cases they’re seen as adults.
Billions of reasons families with children bear the burden of the summer budget
While some policies in yesterday’s budget were welcome, such as increases in the minimum wage, gains from these will be heavily outweighed by reductions in other support for low income families, including working families.
Summer budget: Condemning low-income working families to poverty?
Today, the Government will announce £12bn in cuts from the welfare budget. A cut to child tax credits, a vital form of support that helps families in the transition to work and lifts them out of poverty, is among the possible cuts.
Helping London’s children and teenagers at their most vulnerable
This month we are launching our new way of working in London, setting out our new hub of services to tackle the exceptional and growing risks facing London’s children and teenagers.
Home Office minister and young people meet in Peckham
Young people and our staff welcomed Jeremy Browne, MP and Home Office minister, to talk about our work
Will power: Make the future brighter by leaving a legacy
A particularly generous gift reminds us of the importance all donations - small, medium or large - in wills.
Getting better support for trafficked children
Trafficked children are forced into a range of horrific abuse, including domestic servitude, forced criminality and sexual exploitation.
The people who inspire us to run
Kate Wareham reports on yesterday's Bupa London 10k, including some of the more personal reasons she and others chose to run.
'They've never had it so good'? The reality of child poverty
This month, Nick Harding reflects on child poverty in our country, where more than 3 million children live in poverty
The government needs to reform the anti-social behaviour agenda for young people
While elements of a new bill would improve how we tackle anti-social behaviour by children, it fails to propose measures to address the behaviour's root causes