2020

Our well-being Advent calendar

Advent is a time of preparation and waiting. Yet it is often also stressful.

Our calendar offers different ways each day to build up positive well-being, reflecting on Scripture through the season.

The importance of trust

Jim Davis, Good Childhood Adviser, explains why children need to be able to trust adults

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Why it's important we support the 'poor kids'

Laura Rodrigues, Policy Officer, responds to BBC documentary 'Poor Kids' and raises concerns over the Government's new Welfare Reform Bill.

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Essex Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service launch

Kate Richardson, Marketing Manager, and Anne-Marie Charsley, Information Officer, share their experience of the launch day for EYPDAS

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Beam Sandwell: Mondays, 1pm to 4.30pm

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Elissa Da Costa looks forward to our Family Business Consultation Event

Elissa Da Costa looks forward to our Family Business Consultation Event at St George's Castle, Windsor

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Legal aid reforms put vulnerable young refugees at greater risk

Ilona Pinter, Policy Advisor, shares her views on how reforms to legal aid will affect vulnerable children and young people seeking asylum.

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Helping runaway children stay safe - the work of Safe in the City

Elaine Hindal talks about her recent visit to our Safe in the City programme in Manchester that supports young runaways.

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Universal credit could push disabled families into crisis

Our Chief Executive Bob Reitemeier explains why he's concerned about the effects changes to the benefit system will have on families with disabled children.

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Beam Sandwell: Saturdays, 11am to 4pm

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Beam Sandwell: Tuesdays, 3.30pm to 7pm

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Why I love volunteering

Volunteer Kate Palmer shares her experience of being an Independent Visitor for our Salford Children's Rights programme.

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New research shows link between current economy and children's well-being

Elaine Hindal, Director of our Campaign for Childhood, explains why she's worried about the decline in the well-being of our poorest children.

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'We need to do better together for the most vulnerable in our society: children'

Reflections from our Family Business consultation event from participant Maxine Room, Principal and Chief Executive, Lewisham College.

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Beam Shropshire: Mondays and Tuesdays, 12pm to 7pm, and Saturdays, 11am to 4pm

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Our own Rafi Cooper joins the Refugee Week Umbrella Parade

Rafi Cooper, Media Officer at The Children's Society, shares his experience of attending his first umbrella parade for Refugee Week.

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We should let 16 and 17-year-olds have the right to vote

Enver Solomon, Policy Director at The Children's Society, shares his views on why 16 and 17-year-olds should be allowed to vote.

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Beam Sandwell: Thursdays, 3pm to 6pm

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Happy
Christmas

The most important question to ask a young person

Jim Davis, Good Childhood Adviser, explains why it's important that children should have their views and opinions heard.

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The Family Business - our consultation event at St George's House, Windsor Castle, 15 - 16 February

Jim Davis, our Good Childhood Adviser, introduces our Family Business Consultation Event, at St George's House, Windsor Castle.

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Well-being, not 'well good'

Jim Davis, Good Childhood Adviser, shares his thoughts on how important relationships are to young people.

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Are we wrapping our children in cotton wool?

Elaine Hindal, Director of our Campaign for Childhood, suggests children need more freedom and choice.

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Young people enjoy work experience day at the Children's Commissioner's office and at our headquarters

Carole Jackson details the visit by two young people from our PACT programme who interviewed the Children's Commissioner and meet staff at our head office.

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The Good Childhood Conversations - start a dialogue in your community

Sue Green, Director of Education for the Diocese of Truro, recommends the Good Childhood Conversations

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Lessons we can learn from young people: take risks, make mistakes, learn something new

Jim Davis, Good Childhood Advisor, explains why disabled children should be enabled to make their own choices in life.

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Beam Shropshire: Thursday, 2pm to 7pm

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Are we nearly there yet?

Jim Davis, our Good Childhood Adviser, shares his thoughts on what communities can do to improve the dialogue between young people and adults.

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Supporting children who are at risk of sexual exploitation

David Hounsell from our Policy team, visited our Hand in Hand programme to learn more about how they support children at risk of sexual exploitation.

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Beam Shropshire: First and Third Wednesday of the month, 3.30pm to 7pm

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Beam Sandwell: Wednesdays, 3pm to 6pm

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