Welcome to the Autumn 2014 issue of Voice magazine
I’m proud to be the guest editor of Voice, the first of many young people who will be getting involved.
Providing a helping hand
The Essentials Project has been supplying vital everyday items to families in the Tees Valley area
Why I’m leaving a gift (audio)
Alice Whelan knows what it’s like to be a child growing up in poverty. That’s why she is remembering us in her will
Stopping the debt trap
Latasha explains how, with your support, we helped her family escape a vicious cycle of debt
When debt leaves a scar
We speak to actor Brian Cox and ask him why he’s backing The Debt Trap...
Advent: Eleven rules for Christingle
Author Jeremy Fletcher and artist Dave Walker offer playful hints for your Christingle celebration.
Say Something if you See Something - A new toolkit to stop child sexual exploitation
We helped launched a toolkit to help hotels, take-aways, leisure centres and other businesses spot the signs of child sexual exploitation
The challenge of forgiveness
In the end, a legalistic response to young people who do us harm will always be inadequate.
My work experience week at SCARPA by Rachel Ward
Fourteen-year-old Rachel Ward spent a week doing work experience at our SCARPA programme. Here she writes about what it was like.
Celebrating International Youth Day by helping young migrants thrive
Our policy adviser writes of the issues and sometimes harrowing conditions young migrants face, and what we can do to help them
Emily's story: One of our children’s centres helped a family rebuild its life
When Emily’s twin died at just eight months old, her parents were devastated. One of our children’s centres was able to help.