‘She is real. This happened. Nobody helped her’
Jo, a teacher at Portsmouth College, recently took a class of 16 year old drama students to see Hampstead Theatre’s powerful play Firebird. Here she shares some of their responses to the play.
Just how many young carers are there?
Just how many young carers are there? We need to know.
Why I volunteer to speak about child sexual exploitation
A volunteer speaker answers some questions about how she got involved, what she enjoys about the role, and what impact she is making.
What to expect at North West Care Leavers Festival?
To mark the end of the pilot for Care to be Different, we are bringing young people and professionals together in March at the to celebrate the achievements of the young people we have helped. T
Early intervention funding faces 70% cut
Our new report with Action for Children and The National Children’s Bureau highlights major cuts to funding for early intervention services - our interactive map breaks down the changes across England
Being a young carer made me who I am today
Paul Al-Naqib, Independent Advocate from The Children’s Society, Black Country shares his experience of being a young carer, the care system and how it shaped his future.
The year ahead in Parliament
The annual Queen's Speech is on Wednesday 18 May and will present the Government's plan for the year ahead.
Debt Trap: You spoke, they listened
Yesterday was decision day for payday loan adverts.
We delivered your 17,000 messages to the Government, and now they’ve listened to you.
The Government has told the advertising watchdogs to investigate restrictions that would protect children from these irresponsible adverts.
Advent: Five ways to well-being for children and teenagers
The Children’s Society asked thousands of children and teenagers about what makes them happy. Here we provide simple, straightforward advice on five ways to well-being for children and teenagers.
'If a child is hungry it can affect their 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.
Advent: God’s ways are not to give leftovers
The Christmas story - of God abiding with us - is one of extravagant generosity. Mark Russell calls us to reflect this extravagant generosity in the everyday actions that make up our life.
Local welfare assistance kept Anna and her family safe
Anna shares her experience of how, after escaping an abusive partner, local welfare schemes helped put her family’s life back together again.