What word describes being a 16 and 17 year old?
What word do young people use? What word would you choose?
The most rewarding experience I've had
Children in care often lack consistent adult support, leaving them vulnerable to further neglect or abuse, but our volunteer independent visitor scheme matches a trained adult with a child in care
Thousands of children cut off from justice
Our new report reveals that since removing legal aid access for immigration cases, many children are being forced to resolve their immigration issues on their own or are avoiding the issues altogether.
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.
Track the low levels of support asylum-seeking families receive
Use our interactive graph to see the varying levels of support for nine different families.
BenevoLent: Here is your mother
On Mothering Sunday, author Cathy Westby celebrates many forms of family.
From life-threatening accident to cycling 100 miles for charity
David Ayre, our Policy Officer, was involved in a serious car accident that threatened his life last year. Remarkably he is now planning a 100 mile charity bike ride - and he’s still not given up hope of a place in Great Britain’s 2016 Olympic team.
Time travelling in south London: A trip through our archives
Our archives are a sort of Narnia, tucked away in an unassuming office building, housing a rich collection of stories.
Advent: Seeing the signs
A reflection on the importance of patience and concentration required to see what matters
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.