Archbishop Justin Welby welcomes us to Advent
This year, Archbishop Welby joins a fantastic team of Advent calendar contributors to remind us that ‘for the children. . . it can seem like endless waiting – like days of sitting in an aeroplane without getting closer to our destination.’
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What your Christmas gift means to the young people I work with
Jo explains how a small present can make a big difference to the young people she works with in Nottingham
Debt Trap: You spoke, they listened
Yesterday was decision day for payday loan adverts.
We delivered your 17,000 messages to the Government, and now they’ve listened to you.
The Government has told the advertising watchdogs to investigate restrictions that would protect children from these irresponsible adverts.
Today: Join us and Martin Lewis in calling to halt payday loan advertising
Consumer advice expert Martin Lewis has written a passionate plea for Parliament to take action to curb payday loan advertising.
Join our #Caroloke campaign
Show your Christmas spirit and have fun with friends and family by sharing a video of you singing or playing your favourite Christmas carol in aid of The Children’s Society.
Where it's map: Dynamic maps on our website and elsewhere
A quick look at how we've used online maps to highlight aspects of our work, last week's big map-related news, and what's coming up in March
What we can do to stop child sexual exploitation
The 'industrial scale' sexual exploitation of children in England is in the news again. A review into serious failings in Oxfordshire found that at least 373 children were sexually abused and let down by the professionals there to protect them.
You can help young carers near you
Our new Young Carers in Schools programme helps schools improve the lives of students with caring responsibilities
'We hope that our song will open people's eyes about runaways'
Ciara and Romany helped create an incredibly catchy song about young runaways' problems and the support they need
The right to private and family life protects vulnerable children too
As the home secretary spoke of a new immigration bill, she focused on the 'right to respect for private and family life', which matters to us all