Giving back as a volunteer
This Student Volunteering Week we have been talking to some of our student volunteers to find out how they support the children and young people we work with. Olivia is a Psychology student at Manchester Metropolitan University who has been volunteering as a befriender with The Children’s Society.
Improving my confidence with volunteering
I hope to by volunteering I can make a difference to a young person’s life.
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.
‘I didn’t know I was a young carer until I came to this service – you don’t really think about it'
Today we released our new report all about young carers like Bina. The report explores the challenges of identifying the support that can help them, and how we get a sense of how many young carers there are.
Coordinate an international adventure as a volunteer
This Student Volunteering Week we have been talking to some of our student volunteers to find out how they support the children and young people we work with. Max is a student who has been volunteering at Loughborough University to help students aiming to climb the Morocco High Atlas Mountains to fundraise for us.
Firebird- it’s not just a story
Firebird has recently become the first play about child sexual exploitation to run on the West End. However, the traumatic story is not just a story. Read how our direct support and campaigns work has been fighting to prevent stories like these from happening.
Councils must tackle ‘poverty of well-being’ for children in care
Findings from our Good Childhood Report show children not living with their family have much lower well-being than their peers.
Meet our young trustees: Robert
Robert, a young carer from Surrey, is one of our young trustees. Here he tells us about his experiences.
'Volunteering with The Children’s Society has met and exceeded my expectations'
Rod, our archiving volunteer, is tracing our evolution and development, from the children's homes (which we no longer operate) to our family centres
Are 16 and 17 year olds old enough to know better?
16 and 17 year olds are at high risk of becoming victims of sexual crimes
Early intervention funding faces 70% cut
Our new report with Action for Children and The National Children’s Bureau highlights major cuts to funding for early intervention services - our interactive map breaks down the changes across England
How to support your child’s well-being: Learning
As part of our ground breaking research into the well-being of children, we have worked with nef* to find out what children can do to support their own well-being and how you can help