Henley Festival proud to support The Children’s Society
Charlotte Geeves, Chief Executive of Henley Festival, explains how the partnership with The Children’s Society will make a difference to young carers.
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
‘She is real. This happened. Nobody helped her’
Jo, a teacher at Portsmouth College, recently took a class of 16 year old drama students to see Hampstead Theatre’s powerful play Firebird. Here she shares some of their responses to the play.
Just how many young carers are there?
Just how many young carers are there? We need to know.
Why I volunteer to speak about child sexual exploitation
A volunteer speaker answers some questions about how she got involved, what she enjoys about the role, and what impact she is making.
Young carers: you can make change happen
Former young carer Rebecca Coupland shares her experience of being part of influencing national legislation, and encourages others to get involved locally.
Closing the gaps for young carers
Helen Leadbitter, operational manager of the Include Project and co-author of our new report looking at the support needs of young carers explains why we need to ask children about their caring roles to avoid them slipping through the cracks.
Addressing obesity through school meals
We recommend that the Government explore whether any proceeds from a sugar tax could be reinvested in the provision of healthy free school meals for low income families.
Being a young carer made me who I am today
Paul Al-Naqib, Independent Advocate from The Children’s Society, Black Country shares his experience of being a young carer, the care system and how it shaped his future.
12,000 16- and 17-year-olds have no place to call home
Our new report exposes how local councils are failing 16- and 17-year-olds, leaving them at risk of serious harm, and that 10,000 teenagers at risk of homelessness are failed every year