267 years of Christingle

For our first Christingle service, held in December 1968 at Lincoln Cathedral, we expected 300 people but some 1500 attended the celebration.

Unexplored Riches in Medical History project

Today, Ian Wakeling talks about the Wellcome Trust’s Research Resources scheme to support our Unexplored Riches in Medical History project.

Advent: Harriet Tubman and the promised land

Can we find joy and beauty in the midst of struggle? Today Graham Sparkes draws us close to reveal the contextual layers behind Jacob Lawrence’s painting. The joy and beauty of Harriet Tubman leading hundreds of slaves to freedom is sharply contrasted against the reality that they needed to be freed in the first place.
Our role is both to celebrate stories of joy and beauty, and to be those who are making these stories reality today.

Huge take-up of free school meals shows importance of availability to children living in poverty

The uptake of free school meals by 1.3 million infant children shows the importance but over half a million children are still missing out.

Preservation of Local Welfare Assistance a 'welcome relief' for families

We respond to the Government’s decision to retain dedicated funding for council schemes to help vulnerable families in crisis.

Lurine Cato Supports Christingle

Read the warm message from Lurine Cato, the UK's Queen of Gospel, who is supporting our annual festive campaign, Christingle. Read at The Children's Society

More than 40,000 older teenagers at risk of child cruelty

Legal loophole makes it impossible to prosecute adults for neglect or ill-treatment of 16 and 17-year-olds

Advent: The generosity of strangers

Often, individuals' stories stay with us. Sarah Teather MP shares Gemma's story and how her life has been transformed since coming into contact with our work.

Advent: Sacrificial Saviour

Frozen or warm? Generous or scrooge-like? Chine Mbubaegbu looks at the extremes in Disney’s Frozen to encourage us to think about the contrast between the darkness and light, the call to be brave in the dark as we move towards the light of salvation.