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.
16 and 17 year olds are caught between childhood and adulthood
Our new Seriously Awkward campaign calls for better protection for vulnerable 16-17 year olds. You may wonder what protections these teenagers need.
Luke's story: Something isn't quite right
The most vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds are falling through the cracks between childhood and adulthood, simply because of their age. Our Seriously Awkward campaign aims to change that.
Abolishing child poverty targets masks true extent of in-work poverty
Whilst there are many factors that contribute to families falling into and becoming trapped in poverty, the ability to maintain a reasonable standard of living and afford essentials is at the heart of the matter.
I knew how hard caring was for an adult, and I wanted to show people how hard it could be for a child
Author Anne Booth's new book Dog Ears features a young carer, and we spoke to her in recognition of this year's Young Carers Festival
My two different Christingle experiences
Tim participated in his first Christingle 21 years ago. This year, he returns to the service, helping hundreds organise events across the country.
'Listening to kids so they have a voice is really important'
A young person we work with and our project workers meet a Manchester leader to discuss the need for supporting young people
Lunch time: New food plan backs calls for more free school meals
Citing our research, an independent group calls on the government to ensure all children can access good food in schools - help make the recommendations stick
New guidance won’t protect children from payday loan adverts
Thousands of you joined us in saying payday loan adverts can trivialise the seriousness of taking out a loan, and we have a partial response from the advertising watchdog - plus other campaign news
'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.
The big changes Universal Credit would bring for my family
As a result of the planned changes, 'we are about to become more isolated, our quality of life and that of our children further impaired', Jacqueline writes