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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.'

Budget 2015: The Chancellor talks about 'fixing the roof' but leaves millions of children out in the rain

The Chancellor talks about us all being ‘in it together’, but the reality is strikingly different for hundreds of thousands of struggling families.

We're live-tweeting the Chancellor's budget announcement

How will the Chancellor's new budget affect children and families? Follow us on Twitter.

New funding announced for children’s mental health services

Every day our services work with many children whose well-being and mental health are affected by issues they face, such as abuse, neglect and substance misuse. With long waiting times for services and high thresholds for mental health assessments, these children often miss out on the vital support that would enable them to move successfully into adulthood.

Invest in tackling child sexual exploitation

During tomorrow’s budget announcement, the Chancellor should underline the Government’s commitment to tackling CSE