The most rewarding experience I've had
Children in care often lack consistent adult support, leaving them vulnerable to further neglect or abuse, but our volunteer independent visitor scheme matches a trained adult with a child in care
Thousands of children cut off from justice
Our new report reveals that since removing legal aid access for immigration cases, many children are being forced to resolve their immigration issues on their own or are avoiding the issues altogether.
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.
Handle with Care: helping young people in the care system
Rob Kippen, a Children’s Rights Officer in Oldham looks at some of the hard decisions young people in care have to face and how we're helping them.
Chloe's story: Let down at 16
In our child sexual exploitation services we support young people who have been affected by sexual exploitation. Many young people have been let down by the people who are supposed to be keeping them safe. This is Chloe's story.
Centre of attention: Your donations help improve our ability to support children
Every penny raised helps us make a vital difference to children who need it.
Young carers affected by HIV share stories, help launch resource
Young carers joined us at parliament and helped launch an online resource hub to support other young people in families affected by HIV
An entirely unique experience: My six weeks in the media team
The past seven weeks as an intern with the media team at The Children’s Society has been a great experience.