'Debt causes stress, which causes anxiety, which causes mental health problems'
As part of our Debt Trap campaign, we spoke to Jessica (that's not her real name), a single mum who is also a community activist, volunteer and heavily involved in her local parents’ forum. She and her three children - a 16-year-old daughter, a 14-year-old son and an eight-year-old son - live in a three-bedroom flat.
Show some warmth: Energy companies need to protect families in debt
Our new report reveals the devastating effects that energy debt has on children’s lives.
Welcome to our world - A dramatic exhibition of photos of young carers
An upcoming photo exhibition provides a glimpse into the lives of England's young carers
Through young eyes
Young commissioners launch their report exposing the impact of poverty on school life
News roundup: Pot of gold, policy update, retail activity
News items from our programmes, policy and retail work
'I’ve never had a more well-structured, clear and productive volunteer experience'
Passionate about children's rights and well-being, Matt writes of his time in our volunteering team
Local welfare assistance kept Anna and her family safe
Anna shares her experience of how, after escaping an abusive partner, local welfare schemes helped put her family’s life back together again.
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
Investigating children's well-being
We provided evidence to parliament to emphasise what we need to do to boost children's well-being
Do children in care get good care?
A new parliamentary report echoes concerns young people have about the care system