Thousands of children cut off from justice
Our new report reveals that since removing legal aid access for immigration cases, many children are being forced to resolve their immigration issues on their own or are avoiding the issues altogether.
I threw the perfect Summer Celebration
Like most British summer days when you choose to hold an outdoor event, it dawned cloudy, windy and miserable. Shooting up a rapid prayer, I set my sights on the mountain of potato salad, coleslaw and chocolate roulade that demanded my attention.
Holding a Summer Celebration for The Children’s Society was a first for me. Being new to the charity and hearing some of the stories from children who had suffered such hardship made me think, You know what, OK. Yes, I could do that.
'I want to prove to people that poverty is a big issue in England'
This blog was written as part of The Children's Commission on Poverty. The commission was led by sixteen children aged 10-19 to uncover the true cost of school life for those living in poverty, through young eyes.
A Seriously Awkward age?
Thousands of 16 and 17 year olds are being let down by inconsistencies in the law, left without the same basic protections as younger children. Our quiz will help you find out which laws treat 16 and 17 year olds as a child and in which cases they’re seen as adults.
Billions of reasons families with children bear the burden of the summer budget
While some policies in yesterday’s budget were welcome, such as increases in the minimum wage, gains from these will be heavily outweighed by reductions in other support for low income families, including working families.
Summer budget: Condemning low-income working families to poverty?
Today, the Government will announce £12bn in cuts from the welfare budget. A cut to child tax credits, a vital form of support that helps families in the transition to work and lifts them out of poverty, is among the possible cuts.
Sharing young carers' experiences during Carers Week, and how you can join in
Young carers have written stories, sung songs and created videos about their experiences - have a look
Who benefits? We all do
Millions of us have been supported by benefits – we need your help to change the debate
Advent: The importance of prophecy
Sharing prophetic visions requires bravery because speaking truth to power is often not easy or comfortable. Bishop Tim encourages us to pray for the courage to be brave and truthful.
Use our map to find your local welfare assistance scheme
Search by postcode to find your local authority's scheme to replace community care grants and crisis loans for general living expenses
You can help young carers near you
Our new Young Carers in Schools programme helps schools improve the lives of students with caring responsibilities
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.