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.
Luke's story: Something isn't quite right
The most vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds are falling through the cracks between childhood and adulthood, simply because of their age. Our Seriously Awkward campaign aims to change that.
New changes promise better protection for children in care
Two years after a parliamentary report, changes to improve protection for children in care are being implemented across the country
In London since 1881
We have supported vulnerable children and young people in London since our charity was founded in 1881.
'Volunteering empowers me in ways I would never have thought possible'
Devoted volunteer Mags found volunteering helped her battle depression and gain confidence to read and sing in front of parents, carers and children
Aprons and statistics: Campaigning at the Conservative conference
During her first campaigning visit to a party conference, Mubena dons a hairnet and apron and explains free school meals to MPs
What matters to children is as important as what matters to adults
Although the government has seen children as passive objects of study for too long, there have been some encouraging indications of changing attitudes.
Volunteers' and young carers' stories, and your invitation to write for our blog
Volunteers and young carers have written some terrific stories over the past two weeks, plus now you can read blog posts on your Kindle or other e-reader