Writer of Firebird, Phil Davies, discusses the play
Our Seriously Awkward campaign to protect 16 and 17 year olds from exploitation is being backed by Hampstead Theatre, London with their play Firebird. Here we speak to the writer, Phil Davies, about the play.
Henley Festival proud to support The Children’s Society
Charlotte Geeves, Chief Executive of Henley Festival, explains how the partnership with The Children’s Society will make a difference to young carers.
The Chancellor must deliver a Budget for low income families
With child poverty rates forecast to skyrocket, we ask the Chancellor to cut no more support for low income families
MPs speak up for 16 and 17 year olds in Parliament
On Monday 7 March the Policing and Crime Bill was discussed in Parliament, read our update of how the discussion went.
‘She is real. This happened. Nobody helped her’
Jo, a teacher at Portsmouth College, recently took a class of 16 year old drama students to see Hampstead Theatre’s powerful play Firebird. Here she shares some of their responses to the play.
Recognising when teenagers need protection
Research shows that 16 and 17 year olds are at serious risk of neglect, but the law needs to catch up.
We all need to keep poverty in mind
Our new report shows that despite links between older adolescents living in poverty and their emotional well-being, there is a low level of recognition of how poverty can affect children's mental health outcomes in the NHS.
Families in Bradford now feeling Warm and Informed
The Warm and Informed project was launched in September 2014 as a partnership between Northern Gas Networks (NGN) and The Children’s Society, focusing on two low income areas
of Bradford. The project was intended to build on previous joint work by these organisations involving giving fuel poverty advice at children’s centres.
Special night at the theatre with The Children’s Society for Firebird
We were thrilled to be joined by a group of famous faces for an exclusive performance of Firebird, followed by a special post-show Q and A alongside the artistic team.
It’s not consent, its sexual exploitation
While 16 and 17 year olds can legally consent to sex in healthy relationships, there is nothing healthy or normal about being coerced or groomed and made to submit to sexual acts.