'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.
Henley Festival will help thousands of young carers
Our exciting new partnership with Henley Festival will provide crucial funds to support thousands of children who care for their family members.
How to support your child’s well-being: Connect
As part of our ground breaking research into the well-being of children, we have worked with nef* to find out what children can do to support their own well-being and how you can help
Lunch time: New food plan backs calls for more free school meals
Citing our research, an independent group calls on the government to ensure all children can access good food in schools - help make the recommendations stick
Reaching fuel-poor families
The lead of a joint project to research the problem of fuel poverty among families outlines the findings and explains how it's important in reaching fuel-poor families.
'Interning has been a fun and worthwhile experience'
Volunteer Interns Sumayyah and Trudie share their experiences of interning with us.
Project worker Liz talks about her work in Torquay
Today, Liz Hawkins talks about her role as a project worker and supporting Jenny, a girl who suffered appalling physical abuse at the hands of her stepmother.