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News roundup: Pot of gold, policy update, retail activity

Welcome to the Spring 2015 issue of Voice magazine

My name’s Ellie and I’m very proud to be guest editor of this issue, and to get a chance to speak to supporters like you, who make what I do with The …

Welcome to our world - A dramatic exhibition of photos of young carers

Supporting the whole squad

Have a flipping good time

At home, at work or at church – it’s time to get together to host a Pancake Party to support our work

Through young eyes

In the zone

Adults of tomorrow: Five minutes with TV personality Linda Nolan

TV personality Linda Nolan talks about the pressures young people face today – and the many ups and downs of fundraising!

Spreading the word

Light the way

'The internship has been an eye opening experience'

Ben, one of our interns based in Birmingham, shares his experience of working with the Stars National Initiative website.

Advent: The generosity of strangers

Often, individuals' stories stay with us. Sarah Teather MP shares Gemma's story and how her life has been transformed since coming into contact with

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Nick Clegg: ‘An extra 1.3 million infants are benefitting from free school meals’

The deputy prime minister praises our ‘excellent campaign’ in support of free school meals for infants

267 years of Christingle

For our first Christingle service, held in December 1968 at Lincoln Cathedral, we expected 300 people but some 1500 attended the celebration.

The five best things about interning here

Our IT intern Abida shares her favourite things about her internship, and how it led to her first job

Unexplored Riches in Medical History project

Today, Ian Wakeling talks about the Wellcome Trust’s Research Resources scheme to support our Unexplored Riches in Medical History project.

Merry Christmas from The Children’s Society

Celebrating your Christingle moments

Over the past 25 years your Christingle services have raised almost £25 million pounds to support our vital work.

'Interning has been a fun and worthwhile experience'

Advent: Five ways to well-being for children and teenagers

The Children’s Society asked thousands of children and teenagers about what makes them happy. Here we provide simple, straightforward advice on five …

'I've learnt so much and everyone's been really helpful'

Advent: Once in Royal David's City

After all the waiting and preparing, the big day is here! Today we can greet the Lord, born this happy morning! Thank you so much for journeying with …

Reaching fuel-poor families

The lead of a joint project to research the problem of fuel poverty among families outlines the findings and explains how it's important in reaching …

Welcome to the Autumn 2014 issue of Voice magazine

I'm proud to be the guest editor of this edition of Voice. I'm the first of many young people who will be getting involved in the magazine.I first …

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Thank you for helping me change my life

My name is Imogen and four years ago I was referred to a programme run by The Children’s Society in Lancashire.

Providing a helping hand

In the difficult economic climate of the past few years, many families have struggled to afford basic items such as toiletries and household cleaning …

Support Groups

Our blogs

Join us in telling the government to act to stop children from growing up in cold homes

What are some of the key figures in The Good Childhood Report …

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Our blogs

Join us in telling the government to act to stop children from growing up in cold homes

What are some of the key figures in The Good Childhood Report …

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Policy update: School costs, asylum support and children's well-being

Our policy, campaigns and research teams are busy leading and supporting several projects that help children and families, including:The cost of …


Stopping the debt trap

You are a mum or dad in a low-income family with small children. You don’t have much money, just enough to get by. Then one day the boiler breaks …