Christingle is our new Christmas tradition

A fun Christingle service filled with carols, nativity plays and a fancy dress competition inspired Jayne to start a new family tradition

'People say that this is the moment when their Christmas starts'

Barbara Weeks has helped organise fantastic Christingle services for the past 30 years at her church in Devon.


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Safeguards needed to prevent further failure in children's services

Responding to Government plans to remove failing children's services from council control, The Children's Society says the best interests of children should be 'paramount'.

Why human rights are vital for young people in the care system

Today, on Human Rights Day, we celebrate how our Human Rights Act gives young people a voice, ensuring the power of public authorities does not go unchecked.

MPs to debate some Seriously Awkward questions

Our Seriously Awkward campaign is getting noticed in Parliament and we need your help. Theresa May has already responded to questions our campaigners helped ask - and now there's going to be a debate next Thursday.

Write to your MP

Write to your MP to ask them to take part in our Parliamentary debate on child sexual exploitation.

#Caroloke challenge

Film yourself singing or playing your favourite Christmas carol and raise money to support our work.

Donate to support children at risk

Many children are at risk of sexual exploitation. Please donate to help us support them.

Marking the start of Advent at Lambeth Palace

Today we're marking the start of Advent with a special Advent Service at Lambeth Palace, London in the presence of our Royal President, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester GCVO

Tougher rules aimed at cutting school uniform costs welcomed

But legally binding guidance must be enforced across country, says The Children's Society