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.
'I want to prove to people that poverty is a big issue in England'
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.
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.
Janine's story: We helped turn around a young runaway's life
'The Children’s Society has really helped me turn my life around,' Janine says.
Landmark judgment could end poverty for refugee children
Asylum-seeking families in the UK are forced to live in poverty, but a recent ruling is a chance to help
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.
Boys don’t cry? Young men can be victims of sexual exploitation, too
Our project in Lancashire recently hosted an event focusing on the under-addressed problem of sexually exploited boys and young men
'The young people we work with are incredible and have so much to offer'
During Refugee Week, Shohana from our Oxford programme answered our questions about what it is like to work with young refugees