Perfect recipes for an Easter Bake and Brew
With Easter just around the corner, The Children Society's resident baker Owain shares some of his recipes and tips for a perfect Bake and Brew.
'I’ve always been a keen baker, especially when I’ve got some free time on the weekends. To celebrate the run up to Easter I made Simnel cakes as well as chocolate Easter nests. Many hands make light work, so I got my nephew involved in the baking to celebrate this special and reflective time of year.
BenevoLent: I've given up quite the list!
Louise has given up everything she can think of for lent this year. She tells us about how she's been finding it.
I've given up my bed for 40 days and 40 nights
Dylan, 9 years old, has given up his bed for 40 days and nights to support The Children's Society.
BenevoLent: Hope wins
Over Lent we’re offering weekly suggestions for prayer, action and reflection on the gospel passages. This week we’re reflecting on Mark 15.1-39, (40-47) and the promise of new life:
"Now when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way [Jesus] breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was God’s Son!”
We can stop council tax debt collection from harming children
70% of parents who have experienced bailiff visits while children are in the home said the bailiff’s behaviour was threatening, scary or aggressive
A commendation and skyrocketing blog stats
Our blog received a commendation at this year's Social Buzz Awards
Calculating the cost of independent advocacy
Our new tools allow you to estimate the budget needed to provide advocacy - a valuable service - to young people in care.
Breaking Barriers: The funding challenge
Our new report highlights major changes to funding for early intervention services and we've produced an interactive map to breakdown the changes locally.
Righteousness and equity
The characterisation of people living in poverty as lazy is deeply unbiblical.
Don't let disabled children pay the price of welfare reform: Sign petition
Will budget cuts be fair or will they disproportionately fall upon children and families most in need, pushing more families into poverty?