'Debt causes stress, which causes anxiety, which causes mental health problems'
As part of our Debt Trap campaign, we spoke to Jessica (that's not her real name), a single mum who is also a community activist, volunteer and heavily involved in her local parents’ forum. She and her three children - a 16-year-old daughter, a 14-year-old son and an eight-year-old son - live in a three-bedroom flat.
Show some warmth: Energy companies need to protect families in debt
Our new report reveals the devastating effects that energy debt has on children’s lives.
Welcome to our world - A dramatic exhibition of photos of young carers
An upcoming photo exhibition provides a glimpse into the lives of England's young carers
Through young eyes
Young commissioners launch their report exposing the impact of poverty on school life
News roundup: Pot of gold, policy update, retail activity
News items from our programmes, policy and retail work
Jenny’s story: Escaping abuse
Neglect led Jenny into a downward spiral of substance abuse, until she eventually became suicidal.
Debt's far-reaching effects on children
Stress, family problems and missing out on the basics are ways problem debt harms children now and in the future
10 things we learnt about carol singing last year
We asked our supporters what advice they would give future carol singers, here we share 10 things we learnt to make any event perfect.
Thank you for helping me change my life
My name is Imogen and four years ago I was referred to a programme run by The Children’s Society in Lancashire.
It’s not too late to donate to a Junior ISA this tax year
Save for your child’s future while investing ethically and supporting our work
The purpose of Lent is not Lent
Paula Gooder shares why she has reached this conclusion, and how it can help you to prepare us to celebrate at Easter the overwhelming love of God for all of us.