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

A golden opportunity goes swimmingly

A young boy jumps in a pool in Swindon

For children from families living in supported housing in St Ives Court, …

Welcome to the Spring 2015 issue of Voice magazine

Hello and welcome to Voice, The Children’s Society magazine.

My name’s Ellie and I’m very proud to be guest editor of this issue, and to get a chance …

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

Hidden, a new exhibition of photographs of young carers, opens at the OXO Gallery in London from 12-23 February. Admission is free.

A sample of the …

Supporting the whole squad

At Safeguarding Children At Risk - Prevention and Action (SCARPA) in Newcastle, managers Richard Haigh and Judith Gordon run a programme that …

Have a flipping good time

Our brand new Pancake Party event is a wonderful way to celebrate the start of Lent with your friends and family while raising vital funds to help …

Through young eyes

After a three-month inquiry into how poverty affects England’s schoolchildren, the Children’s Commission on Poverty has unveiled its findings. The …

In the zone

Thanks to your support, our Children and Family Zone is tackling poverty in Solihull

We use your donations to help disadvantaged young people. One …

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!

Why did you choose to …

Spreading the word

Our volunteer speakers are vital in supporting our work. Dave Farris, the President of Southwark Diocese, answered a few of our questions about being …

Light the way

Thank you for supporting our Christingle celebrations

The Children’s Society’s Christingle celebrations have been lighting up churches and schools for …

'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. Read more about our interns

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

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

When you’re young, there’s nothing more exciting than the last days at school before the Christmas break – classrooms covered in tinsel and the final …

267 years of Christingle

The first Children's Society Christingle service took place in Lincoln Cathedral on 7 December 1968 and was combined with a presentation of purses. …

The five best things about interning here

Abida, like me, is one of the many interns volunteering with The Children’s Society that are based at HQ in London.

After earning a degree in business …

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.

100 years …

Merry Christmas from The Children’s Society

We’re wishing all of our supporters a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

We want to thank you all for your support throughout the year and for …

Celebrating your Christingle moments

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

'Interning has been a fun and worthwhile experience'

Earlier this month I met with Monitoring and Evaluation Intern Sumayyah and Analyst Intern Trudie. As part of the same team, they’re based here at …

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'

Armed with plenty of passion for the cause, Policy and Parliamentary Intern Adjoa joined our policy team in October, ready to make a …

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

We have been working with The Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) to carry out research on the problem of fuel poverty among families.

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 …

Brian Cox

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. Thanks to you, I’m a different person …

Social Worker

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 …


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Search by postcode to find your local authority's scheme to replace community care grants and crisis loans for general living expenses

Join us in …

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

Search by postcode to find your local authority's scheme to …

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 …