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
#Refugeeswelcome - Young refugees need our help
What we do to support young refugees and how you can help.
'There are some things parents should not be made to cut back on – like feeding their kids'
Tamzin, mother of two, writes of free school meals' importance and her shock to learn that all children in poverty don't receive them
Tea for two: X Factor star, Misha B, joins us for a cuppa
X Factor finalist, Misha B, talks about growing up in Manchester
What is the state of free school meals near you?
1.2 million young people in poverty in England miss out on free school meals. Use our map to see what it's like in your area.
Why is it impossible to escape The Poverty Trap?
If you've played our new online game, there's a good chance you've fallen into The Poverty Trap. Our policy adviser explains why.
We need to transform children’s mental health services
As child and adolescent mental health services face a tipping point, we outline priorities for improving these vital services.
'There is an assumption that poverty ends at school- but that’s not the case.'
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.