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BenevoLent: I've given up quite the list!

Louise has given up everything she can think of for lent this year. She tells us about how she's been finding it.

Failure to protect children’s human rights is appalling

The Children's Society comments on a report by the Joint Committee of Human Rights which says the UK's commitment to children’s rights don’t go far enough. We are calling for better support for children in poverty and migrant children.

Preventing homelessness

Jan Sayer works with young people at risk of homelessness and their families to try and find a solution which will allow them to stay at home

Project worker Liz talks about her work in Torquay

Today, Liz Hawkins talks about her role as a project worker and supporting Jenny, a girl who suffered appalling physical abuse at the hands of her stepmother.

Delivered: Final notice for energy companies

We delivered 6,378 petitions telling the companies to show some warmth to families and children in energy debt

BenevoLent: A new life

Over Lent we’re offering weekly suggestions for prayer, action and reflection on the gospel passages.


United States

BenevoLent: The top five things people gave up for Lent, 2009-15

We compiled data from the past seven years to tally the top five things people have given up for Lent.

Thousands of homeless teenagers left to fend for themselves

National disgrace as councils turn vulnerable teenagers who need help away, leaving them no option but to live on the streets.

12,000 16- and 17-year-olds have no place to call home

Our new report exposes how local councils are failing 16- and 17-year-olds, leaving them at risk of serious harm, and that 10,000 teenagers at risk of homelessness are failed every year

Bianca's experience of becoming homeless

Bianca writes: 'Before I came to The Children’s Society I did not have a future.'