'They didn’t care that I was homeless - they had a nice warm house to go home to'
This winter, two million families – with 3.8 million children – are struggling to pay their energy bills. For more than half of these families (1.3 million), at one point or another, this struggle has become too much and they have fallen behind on their bills. Nadia, shares how her family is caught in a debt trap.
Kerry's story: 'My school doesn’t recognise young carers'
Kerry’s story is part of Hidden: England’s Invisible Young Carers, a compelling exhibition of stories of some of the more than 166,000 young carers in this country.
What are you giving up for Lent?
Fantastic resources to engage your church in praying, giving and acting for vulnerable young people this Lent are now available.
BenevoLent has ended this year but you can still support our work - find out how today.
Lent begins on Wednesday. Are you giving up anything?
Sami's story: A home away from home
Sami's story and photograph are part of Hidden: England’s Invisible Young Carers, a compelling exhibition of photos and stories of some of the more than 166,000 young carers in England.
Quiz time: How well do you know energy?
It’s surprising to find out how much it costs to use different sorts of energy - take our quiz then sign our petition to help families in energy debt
Jade Ewen: Being a young carer 'made me stronger than I realise'
Singer, songwriter and actress Jade Ewen writes: 'I didn’t realise I was something that’s called a young carer. I’m still finding out how that has shaped who I am now'
Volunteers' Week: 'The Children’s Society is a very worthwhile charity to get involved in'
In celebration of Volunteers' Week, we spoke to Zak, a Corporate Ambassador, about how he works with local businesses to raise vital funds to support our work.
Who cares about children in care?
If the principles in a new standard released today were upheld, young people would not experience the care system as ‘an isolated place’
Ministers give evidence concerning children running away from care
Data on young people who go missing from care is often 'raw and erratic' and not comparable, minister says.
'I have gained valuable experience of working with looked after children'
Issy volunteers one-to-one with a looked after young person, enabling her to participate in fun activities such as rock climbing.
'I wanted to help other children'
Lana is raising £1000 this year in support of our work - find out how you can get involved
BenevoLent: I've given up bad carbs for Lent
This year I have decided to give up bad carbs for 40 days. This means, no white bread, anything made with white flour, potatoes and certainly no fast food.