Michaela Neild

Michaela Neild, Public Affairs Assistant

From our Policy team

Michaela supported the policy team with our work in parliament. Prior to joining us she worked for a group of MPs in parliament and before that she was an elected officer in the National Union of Students. She left our organisation in late 2013.

Maxine Le Neury, Manager at St Saviours Nurseries

From our Guest bloggers

Nola Pugh

Nola Pugh, Project Worker at HEARTS, part of our LEAP programme

From our Programme staff

Nola helps young people from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds settle, and feel welcome, included and integrated in their new lives in Leeds.

Young people investigate poverty

This week, the Children's Commission on Poverty led three sessions on the cost of school

Play our new game

See how long you can stay out of The Debt Trap

Big Summer DO

Jo Joyner is part of our Big Summer DO campaign - you can host a 'do' to help children

What will you DO?

DO something you enjoy and raise money to help vulnerable children

London Marathon

Apply for a guaranteed place in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon

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Big Summer DO

Bring back childhood this summer with loved ones - host a Big Summer DO

Debbie, one of our runners in the 2014 London Marathon

London Marathon

Apply for a guaranteed place in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon

26 August 2014
Children’s calls for help must be taken seriously
Gillian gets out the cake and bunting, and shares her top tips for hosting a Big Summer DO

Gillian gets out the cake and bunting, and shares her top tips for hosting a Big Summer DO

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Young people's voices

Across our organisation, young people share stories of helping others, singing about young runaways, and more

12 August 2014
Government failure condemns 10,000 children seeking asylum to poverty
12 August 2014
Local statistics: Hundreds of thousands of children hit by family debt crisis
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You can help

We have many ways you can help support the country's most vulnerable young people

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What's happening near you?

Events, programmes, children's centres and charity shops across the country

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Play our spring raffle

Your tickets help improve a child’s life

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Where your money goes

See how your donations transform children's lives across the country

Children's Commission on Poverty

Of children who said their family was ‘not well off at all', more than half (53%) said their home was too cold last winter

Fair and Square

98% of teachers support our campaign call for all children in poverty to receive a free school meal.

Make Runaways Safe

Two-thirds of children who run away are not reported to the police; 3/4 don’t know where to turn or who to trust so they don't seek help

Of children who said their family was ‘not well off at all’, 76% said they often worried about how much money their family has; 53% said their home was too cold last winter; and 26% said their home suffered from damp or mould

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Great news for young carers

A recent government announcement ensures new recognition for young carers

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We've made progress in helping young runaways

But there's still more to be done to help children and young people when they run away

Abdou Sidibe

Abdou Sidibe, Senior Practitioner, LEAP programme

From our Programme staff

As a Senior Practitioner at our LEAP programme in Leeds, Abdou supports refugee and asylum-seeking children, young people and families. He has worked with our organisation for over seven years, providing advocacy support and advice on rights and entitlements to children and families in the asylum process.

James Bury

James Bury, Interim Public Affairs Manager

From our Policy team

James manages our work in parliament. Prior to joining us he worked for NSPCC in their corporate affairs team and before that he was a researcher in parliament.

Holly Patton

Holly Patton, Legacy Development Officer

From our Fundraising and events team

As part of the legacies team within our Fundraising Department, Holly helps raise awareness of the important part gifts in wills play in our work, and encourages people to support us in this special way.

Daniel Pattison, Digital Co-ordinator

From our Digital team

Daniel is The Children's Society's Digital Co-ordinator.

Molly Weingarten

Molly Weingarten, Media Intern

From our Media team

Molly interned with the media team, collaborating on a number of projects, including Christingle events and the Party Smartly campaign.

Ian Wakeling

Ian Wakeling, Records, Archive and Data Protection Manager

From our Research team

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