‘There needs to be a stop to children being sent home for wearing the wrong school uniform’
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.
Student fundraiser Samantha tells us about her time participating in The Kilimanjaro Trek
In recognition of National Student Volunteers' Week, we hear from one our student fundraisers, Samantha.
How to support your child’s well-being: Take notice
As part of our groundbreaking research into the children's well-being, we have worked with the New Economics Foundation (NEF) to find out what children can do to support their own well-being and how you can help.
BenevoLent: Into the wilderness
Over Lent we’re offering weekly suggestions for prayer, action and reflection on the gospel passages. This week we’re reflecting on Mark 1.9-15: ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.’
BenevoLent: I'm giving up sugar for Lent
Today, Lorna tells us what she is giving up for our BenevoLent campaign.
How to support your child’s well-being: Be creative and play
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
Crucial opportunity missed to lift refugee children out of poverty
The government has failed to increase asylum support rates, leaving over 10,000 asylum-seeking children in poverty.
Seriously Awkward: Jemma's story
Jemma became suicidal after being exploited and turning to substance abuse. A social worker helped her back into education.
Councils must tackle ‘poverty of well-being’ for children in care
Findings from our Good Childhood Report show children not living with their family have much lower well-being than their peers.
Become the new face of Christingle
Do you have great photos from your Christingle celebration that you can share with us? Find out how you can enter our competition to become the new cover stars for this year’s Christingle resources.
We were greatly impressed by the number of fantastic photos and videos we saw from Christingle services last year. Work is already well underway for Christingle this year and we would love to include some of the photos from your events this year.
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.