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.
A host of stars came out to support a royal reception held by The Children’s Society to mark the launch of Firebird, which made its West End debut at the Trafalgar Studios in London this month, in association with the charity.
Schools and local authorities are failing to provide potentially thousands of young carers with the early support they need and instead wait to act when their problems reach crisis point, our new report reveals.
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.