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.
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.
Graduating to become a volunteer
This week, Juanita became a volunteer at our Disability Advocacy Programme, the first young person to do so at the project
Our favourite #Scarfies so far
Help show some warmth to families in the debt trap - share your #Scarfie today
Budget 2015: What this means for the most vulnerable children
Young people enjoy work experience day at the Children's Commissioner's office and at our headquarters
Carole Jackson details the visit by two young people from our PACT programme who interviewed the Children's Commissioner and meet staff at our head office.
Protecting young people who run away from care
Safeguarding and protecting young people who run away has topped our agenda for more than 25 years, writes our Chief Executive