Jesus spent his life and ministry breaking down barriers and speaking out against all that made people less than human.
As an organisation we are committed to doing the same. Our work isn’t just about providing a sticking plaster when things go wrong for children. We are committed to speaking out to local councils and government to mend the systems that trap children in vicious cycles of disadvantage and neglect.
We have prayers, church magazine articles, and worship materials supporting our current campaigns. Use these to bring the issues before God and to inspire your congregation to speak out for lasting change.
The Debt Trap
The vast majority of parents try to build normal lives for their children, but too often unmanageable debt wrecks their efforts. A simple setback can push families into The Debt Trap.
Get involved in The Debt Trap
Debt can damage a child’s mental and physical health. It can undermine relationships with peers and their school experiences, and cause long-term harm to a child’s life.
Please join us, the Archbishop of York and more leaders in support our campaign.
Find out how you can get involved in The Debt Trap.
Behind cold doors
More than three million families are likely to cut back on food so they can pay their energy bills this winter.
Please join us in asking the government to ensure no child’s health suffers because of a cold home, and use our church magazine article to ask others to do the same.
Make Runaways Safe
Every year 100,000 children young people run away from home in the UK. Through our Make Runaways Safe campaign we are working to ensure that these young people are supported at this vulnerable time in their lives.
Thanks to your support, Local Authorities must now offer return interviews to all young runaways, giving them an opportunity to talk a trained professional about why they ran away and the support they need to prevent them running away again. This is a great step forward, but we still need to do more.
Please visit our Make Runaways Safe website to learn more about our campaign and to access insightful items such as sermon notes, intercessions and worship materials to help encourage members of your parish or church to help young runaways.
End Forced Destitution
The asylum system often lets down young people and their families, leaving them vulnerable and forced to survive far below the poverty line.
- The Children’s Commission on Poverty has brought children together to examine children’s experiences of living in poverty. Sign up for updates and join us in praying to see poverty through young eyes.
- Support our Fair and Square campaign for free school meals for all children living in poverty by using our article and prayer themed around feeding the five thousand.
- Join us in campaigning at Greenbelt.