'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.
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.
Our blog has been nominated for 'Best Blog'!
Your reading, sharing and writing were very important in our blog being selected as a contender for 'Best Blog' in this year's Social Buzz Awards
Everyone dressed like me during our Santa Run
Guest blogger Santa Claus writes about why he participates in an annual Santa Run, and why you should join him and thousands of fellow Santas in a run this year.
Advent: Taking the leap
Aaron discusses life in and out of the care system and 'the huge difference' our work made in his life
Calculate how the welfare benefits up-rating cap will affect families
As parliament debates a 1% annual cap on benefit and tax credit increases, you can calculate how the change could affect family finances
Meet our young trustees: Robert
Robert, a young carer from Surrey, is one of our young trustees. Here he tells us about his experiences.