Becky: ‘Fighting for rights as a young carer has made me who I am’
Becky’s story and photograph are part of Hidden: England’s Invisible Young Carers, a compelling exhibition of photos and stories of some of the more than 166,000 young carers.
Jo Whiley: 'Being a young carer has made me the person I am' (audio)
DJ and television presenter Jo Whiley, shares her experience of being a young carer
Charities and the Lobbying Act: 'What do you mean I can't wear red, blue or yellow?'
With less than 100 days to go before the next general election, our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research looks at the Lobbying Act and its implications for charities
Our favourite #Scarfies so far
Help show some warmth to families in the debt trap - share your #Scarfie today
Poor insulation and high energy debts leave 2 million families in the cold
This week marks Cold Homes Week, which raises awareness of the difficulties faced by families across the country that struggle to heat their home. This is an issue that we also uncovered in our report Show Some Warmth, which examines the impact of energy debts on children and families.
Families are big winners from £74m for Local Welfare Assistance schemes
After months of campaigning, an extra £74m of funding has been awarded to councils to provide a vital safety net for families and vulnerable residents.
It’s not consent, its sexual exploitation
While 16 and 17 year olds can legally consent to sex in healthy relationships, there is nothing healthy or normal about being coerced or groomed and made to submit to sexual acts.
My Olympic moment
Katie Evans from our DAP programme writes about what it was like to be in the opening ceremony of the Olympics.
'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.
Take a look at our magazines from 1882 to 2013
As we launch our new magazine, it seemed like a good time to see how this new issue looked in relation to issues dating back to our earliest days
Mapping the projected rise in vulnerable families and children
We break down the data contained in our recent joint report with NSPCC and Action for Children, identifying where vulnerability is projected to rise by 2015.