Giving back as a volunteer
This Student Volunteering Week we have been talking to some of our student volunteers to find out how they support the children and young people we work with. Olivia is a Psychology student at Manchester Metropolitan University who has been volunteering as a befriender with The Children’s Society.
Improving my confidence with volunteering
I hope to by volunteering I can make a difference to a young person’s life.
Closing the gaps for young carers
Helen Leadbitter, operational manager of the Include Project and co-author of our new report looking at the support needs of young carers explains why we need to ask children about their caring roles to avoid them slipping through the cracks.
‘I didn’t know I was a young carer until I came to this service – you don’t really think about it'
Today we released our new report all about young carers like Bina. The report explores the challenges of identifying the support that can help them, and how we get a sense of how many young carers there are.
Coordinate an international adventure as a volunteer
This Student Volunteering Week we have been talking to some of our student volunteers to find out how they support the children and young people we work with. Max is a student who has been volunteering at Loughborough University to help students aiming to climb the Morocco High Atlas Mountains to fundraise for us.
Firebird- it’s not just a story
Firebird has recently become the first play about child sexual exploitation to run on the West End. However, the traumatic story is not just a story. Read how our direct support and campaigns work has been fighting to prevent stories like these from happening.
One small ‘thank you’ can make a world of difference
Dave Farris reflects on thankfulness, helping us to show appreciation for those who give of themselves in order that others might flourish.
'A challenge I entered with more enthusiasm and hope than logic'
Not only did Kate from our fundraising team ride 100 miles last Sunday, she wrote a fantastic story about it - have a look and join us for next year's ride
The purpose of Lent is not Lent
Paula Gooder shares why she has reached this conclusion, and how it can help you to prepare us to celebrate at Easter the overwhelming love of God for all of us.
Advent: Let the grumblies grumble!
Kate says she would risk everything for the gospel. Risk looking stupid, risk looking like an idiot and look to have a giggle in the process. She’d even risk grumblies grumbling at her because one day she’ll have to stand and answer to the one that really matters.
Advent: Ambitions for our children
As we move through the second week of Advent, Teresa Pearce MP focuses on the message of Isaiah to remind us to think big about how we can help the most vulnerable children.