Recognising when teenagers need protection
Research shows that 16 and 17 year olds are at serious risk of neglect, but the law needs to catch up.
How one church makes a difference
Parishioners from St Hilda’s church in the West Midlands save their spare change for The Children’s Society.
What word describes being a 16 and 17 year old?
What word do young people use? What word would you choose?
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.
Revs on a roller coaster
Some 20 revs from across the country took their faith to new heights by braving the country's biggest roller coaster, all in the name of raising money for our charity
Shout, shout, let it all out
Are we willing to enter into the wilderness and to hear the voices of those who are crying out?
How many children in your area miss out on help to heat their homes?
Use our map - help children in your area live in warmer homes
The great value of advocacy for children in care
Many children in the care system tell us of experiences of powerlessness when decisions are made about their future - but advocates help change that
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.