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Archbishop Justin Welby welcomes us to Advent

This year, Archbishop Welby joins a fantastic team of Advent calendar contributors to remind us that ‘for the children. . . it can seem like endless waiting – like days of sitting in an aeroplane without getting closer to our destination.’

Debt Trap: You spoke, they listened

Yesterday was decision day for payday loan adverts. 

We delivered your 17,000 messages to the Government, and now they’ve listened to you. 

The Government has told the advertising watchdogs to investigate restrictions that would protect children from these irresponsible adverts. 

Today: Join us and Martin Lewis in calling to halt payday loan advertising

Consumer advice expert Martin Lewis has written a passionate plea for Parliament to take action to curb payday loan advertising.

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Update: For the second year in a row, we won a commendation - effectively second place - in Social Buzz Awards' best blog category.

Emma's toy library offers children exciting new play opportunities

Toy Librarian Emma is busy setting up a new toy library as part of our internship programme.


United States

‘No excuse’ - children still not being protected from abuse

Responding to Ofsted report The sexual exploitation of children: It couldn't happen here, could it?