I threw the perfect Summer Celebration
Like most British summer days when you choose to hold an outdoor event, it dawned cloudy, windy and miserable. Shooting up a rapid prayer, I set my sights on the mountain of potato salad, coleslaw and chocolate roulade that demanded my attention.
Holding a Summer Celebration for The Children’s Society was a first for me. Being new to the charity and hearing some of the stories from children who had suffered such hardship made me think, You know what, OK. Yes, I could do that.
'I want to prove to people that poverty is a big issue in England'
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.
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.
The Chancellor must deliver a Budget for low income families
With child poverty rates forecast to skyrocket, we ask the Chancellor to cut no more support for low income families
For your smartphone or tablet: Fresh stories from our blog
Flip through some of the most popular pieces on our blog by way of the Flipboard app
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.
These beautiful photographs reflect young people's heritage, new home
After years of working with Roma and migrant children, artist Marta Kotlarska explains the importance of a new exhibition of young people's photos
Calculate what the autumn statement means for families
How will changes announced during the autumn statement affect struggling families' benefits? Find out - use our calculator.
Sleeping rough to support Make Runaways Safe and Ghanaian children
Scouts leader Camilla Legate describes her and 30 young people’s experience sleeping rough and raising funds for young people.