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Helping children in Newcastle

Our SCARPA programme involves one-to-one support and informal education on the risks associated with running away from home, including sexual exploitation.

Janine, a former runaway

Janine is a child who ran away from home. With help from our project worker, we made a major difference in her life.

Young carers urge Government to support 'hidden' children

Call comes as portrait exhibition opens in London, capturing the hidden lives, hardships and hopes of hundreds of thousands of young carers across the country.

Becky: ‘Fighting for rights as a young carer has made me who I am’

Becky’s story and photograph are part of Hidden: England’s Invisible Young Carers, a compelling exhibition of photos and stories of some of the more than 166,000 young carers.

Jade Ewen: Being a young carer 'made me stronger than I realise'

Singer, songwriter and actress Jade Ewen writes: 'I didn’t realise I was something that’s called a young carer. I’m still finding out how that has shaped who I am now'

Young carers

Support our work with young carers: Donate £5 by texting HIDDEN to 70025.

Charities and the Lobbying Act: 'What do you mean I can't wear red, blue or yellow?'

With less than 100 days to go before the next general election, our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research looks at the Lobbying Act and its implications for charities

Our favourite #Scarfies so far

Help show some warmth to families in the debt trap - share your #Scarfie today

Poor insulation and high energy debts leave 2 million families in the cold

This week marks Cold Homes Week, which raises awareness of the difficulties faced by families across the country that struggle to heat their home. This is an issue that we also uncovered in our report Show Some Warmth, which examines the impact of energy debts on children and families.