Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?

Not you guys, apparently. However, clowns, stormy weather and er, nuns did make the list when we asked you to share what scares you in the lead up to the launch of our Debt Trap campaign.

BenevoLent: Hope wins

Over Lent we’re offering weekly suggestions for prayer, action and reflection on the gospel passages. This week we’re reflecting on Mark 15.1-39, (40-47)  and the promise of new life:

"Now when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way [Jesus] breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was God’s Son!” 

I've given up my bed for 40 days and 40 nights

Dylan, 9 years old, has given up his bed for 40 days and nights to support The Children's Society.

Children scared of knock at door from council bailiffs, report reveals

Councils must stop leaving children frightened and worried by sending aggressive and intimidating bailiffs to knock on the doors of family homes

We can stop council tax debt collection from harming children

70% of parents who have experienced bailiff visits while children are in the home said the bailiff’s behaviour was threatening, scary or aggressive

BenevoLent: I've given up bad carbs for Lent

This year I have decided to give up bad carbs for 40 days. This means, no white bread, anything made with white flour, potatoes and certainly no fast food.

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.