12,000 16- and 17-year-olds have no place to call home
Our new report exposes how local councils are failing 16- and 17-year-olds, leaving them at risk of serious harm, and that 10,000 teenagers at risk of homelessness are failed every year
BenevoLent: 'The future we want for ourselves is built today'
Today, Lorna, offers some inspiring words for people giving up something for Lent.
We're live-tweeting the Chancellor's budget announcement
How will the Chancellor's new budget affect children and families? Follow us on Twitter.
Budget 2015: What this means for the most vulnerable children
New funding announced for children’s mental health services
Every day our services work with many children whose well-being and mental health are affected by issues they face, such as abuse, neglect and substance misuse. With long waiting times for services and high thresholds for mental health assessments, these children often miss out on the vital support that would enable them to move successfully into adulthood.
A missing children register will help police and young runaways
By including a missing children register in tomorrow’s budget announcement, the Chancellor would provide better support when a child goes missing
‘We cannot have an unequal school life for children just because they can’t afford to pay for the terribly overpriced uniform’
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.
Football fever: A look through our archives
For many of us, football is inextricably tied to childhood. Have a look at photos of young people we've helped as they play the game
Our once in a generation chance to improve young carers' lives
As two bills work their way through parliament, we can significantly help young carers and their families
News roundup: Pot of gold, policy update, retail activity
News items from our programmes, policy and retail work
For too many families a move into work is not a move out of poverty
Use our graph to see how the levels of children in working families relate to the number of young people in poverty
The beginning of World War One and our work
A hundred years ago, Britain declared war on Germany and the First World War erupted. Our archivist looks at some of the ways the war affected our work