Our latest Good Childhood Report reveals rise in girls’ unhappiness
It is absolutely vital to listen to what children have to say about their lives.
We never say ‘not now’ to children and young people
Our head of community participation, Jim, explains how a rediscovered children’s storybook got him thinking about our ground-breaking work on children’s well-being and mental health.
Solidarity with Refugees: These children need our help
Rosalind Ereira, founder of the Solidarity with Refugees march, tells us why charities like The Children’s Society taking part in the march is so important.
'How well do we support boys and young men who are victims of trafficking?'
Phil Brewer, who leads the Metropolitan Police's Trafficking & Kidnap Unit, shared his thoughts on our Boys Don't Cry report, which addresses that boys and young men are being trafficked into the UK and experience sexual exploitation.
Seriously Awkward school holidays
Karen, a Project Worker at our SCARPA project in Newcastle, knows that without the structure of school, summer holidays can be a more dangerous time for vulnerable young people.
John's story, the difference we made
This years' Impact Report focuses on our work in our five priority themes. Children's mental health and well-being is one area. Here we hear John's story of how his mentor helped him.
Will you donate your #FirstFiver?
It’s always a dream for charities when campaigns “go viral”, breaking into the public consciousness and gaining a life of their own. That happened this week for the whole charity sector involved in #FirstFiver.
It started for me early on a Saturday morning as I scrolled through Twitter and found myself copied to a late night tweet by John Thompson, fundraising consultant and fellow fundraising tweeter, who pledged to donate his first new plastic five pound note to charity and encouraged others to follow.
Young refugees and migrants say it loud and clear: Refugees are welcome here
This time last week 30 young refugees and migrants and supporters from around the country joined us as we marched to Parliament.
Bullying – let’s talk about it
Tuesday 5 July 2016 marks the first national Stand Up To Bullying day. Our research shows that bullying has a detrimental impact on children and young people; children who are bullied have lower levels of well-being, are more likely to live in poverty and may be at risk of being abused.
Refugee Week: Protecting child refugees in the UK
Join us and thousands of people from all walks of life joining together to celebrate Refugee Week
Lone children on the move
From today local authorities will be able to transfer responsibility formally to other local authorities. We must make sure that these young people have access to the legal support they need.