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.
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.
The role and future of Sure Start children's centres
Our first early years policy conference featured Polly Toynbee of The Guardian, and workshops led by government officials and our staff.
Packed with care: Our partnership with Davpack
Through our partnership, Davpack is raising funds and reaching out to thousands of people about the invaluable work we do.
Hear first-hand how your donations help support young people
Project worker Gillian speaks about her work with children and young people and how your donations can change their lives.
'It is incredibly upsetting when children in your class complain that they are hungry'
While remaining anonymous, a teacher at a London school writes of the hunger that many students must deal with at school.
Legal aid reforms put vulnerable young refugees at greater risk
Ilona Pinter, Policy Advisor, shares her views on how reforms to legal aid will affect vulnerable children and young people seeking asylum.