Archbishop Justin Welby welcomes us to Advent
This year, Archbishop Welby joins a fantastic team of Advent calendar contributors to remind us that ‘for the children. . . it can seem like endless waiting – like days of sitting in an aeroplane without getting closer to our destination.’
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What your Christmas gift means to the young people I work with
Jo explains how a small present can make a big difference to the young people she works with in Nottingham
Debt Trap: You spoke, they listened
Yesterday was decision day for payday loan adverts.
We delivered your 17,000 messages to the Government, and now they’ve listened to you.
The Government has told the advertising watchdogs to investigate restrictions that would protect children from these irresponsible adverts.
Today: Join us and Martin Lewis in calling to halt payday loan advertising
Consumer advice expert Martin Lewis has written a passionate plea for Parliament to take action to curb payday loan advertising.
Helping to keep children safe in Lancashire
Our Street Safe project in Lancashire, funded by Comic Relief, supports children at risk of sexual exploitation and those who have run away
Today’s heating-support announcement is a big step forward
While today’s news is good, it is vital the Government makes the Warm Home Discount automatically available to all families with children who are living in poverty
Latest news from the SCARPA Squad
Many of the young people who've benefited from SCARPA’s support join SCARPA Squad – who work together to improve the lives of other young people.
Sharing young carers' experiences during Carers Week, and how you can join in
Young carers have written stories, sung songs and created videos about their experiences - have a look
Advent video: 'It puts you in that mindset of . . . I'm not worth as much as everybody else'
Don’t miss this endearing, heartbreaking video of Sam and his sister describing how being poor leads to many challenges