The Debt Trap: End the damage to children

No child should be afraid of the next knock at the door
Council tax debt collection is harming children.

Council tax debt collection

Children and teenagers are feeling frightened after coming face to face with bailiffs in their own homes. These bailiffs are sent by their local council to demand sudden, unrealistic council tax payments.

What is our Debt Trap campaign?

Many families try desperately to build normal lives for their children. But too often unmanageable debt wrecks their efforts. It takes just one simple setback for families to fall into the Debt Trap.

Find out more about our campaign to stop debt's harmful effects on children.

Show Some Warmth: Energy debt and families

Nearly a million children live in families in energy debt, and their health is being damaged.

We're asking energy companies to show some warmth to children in families facing energy debt.

Payday loan advertising

It isn't right that payday loan companies are making excessive profits on the back of exploiting children and their families, plunging them further into the debt trap. 

We're campaigning to ban payday loan advertising before the 9pm watershed.