Children

Need a gift for children? Check out these crochet toys made by a fair trade co-op in Bangladesh
Meet the maker

Need a gift for children? Check out these crochet toys made by a fair trade co-op in Bangladesh

As part of our Meet the Maker series, we meet Lisa Lambourn from Best Years

How spending cuts have decimated public services since 2010, from libraries to youth clubs
Autumn Statement

How spending cuts have decimated public services since 2010, from libraries to youth clubs

Libraries, youth clubs, education and homelessness outreach are some of the services impacted by public spending cuts since 2010

Autumn Statement: Spending cuts would ‘condemn country to more years of failing public services’
Autumn Statement

Autumn Statement: Spending cuts would ‘condemn country to more years of failing public services’

Jeremy Hunt has been told huge public spending cuts in his Autumn Budget will “condemn the country to more years of failing public services”

‘They put my life in danger’: The crisis in children’s mental health services
Mental health

‘They put my life in danger’: The crisis in children’s mental health services

Child poverty in the UK: the definitions, causes and consequences in the cost of living crisis
Child poverty

Child poverty in the UK: the definitions, causes and consequences in the cost of living crisis

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How do you cook for your family on a tight budget? All you need to know about finding cheap recipes
Summer survival guide

How do you cook for your family on a tight budget? All you need to know about finding cheap recipes

Can I get a school uniform grant? Where to find cheaper options for your children
Summer survival guide

Can I get a school uniform grant? Where to find cheaper options for your children

How to talk to children about money during the cost of living crisis
Summer survival guide

How to talk to children about money during the cost of living crisis

1 in 5 key worker families have children growing up in poverty
In-work poverty

1 in 5 key worker families have children growing up in poverty

Cheap and fun activities to keep your children entertained over the summer holidays
Summer Survival Guide

Cheap and fun activities to keep your children entertained over the summer holidays

How supermarkets are helping families over the summer holidays
Summer survival guide

How supermarkets are helping families over the summer holidays

Louise Pentland’s top 5 tips for surviving the summer holidays as a parent
Summer survival guide

Louise Pentland’s top 5 tips for surviving the summer holidays as a parent

The Big Issue’s Summer Survival Guide: Helping families through the holidays in a cost of living crisis
Summer survival guide

The Big Issue’s Summer Survival Guide: Helping families through the holidays in a cost of living crisis

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All the places where kids can eat free during the summer holidays
Cost of living crisis

All the places where kids can eat free during the summer holidays

‘There’s no support for us at all’: The realities of caring for a disabled child during a heatwave
Heatwave

‘There’s no support for us at all’: The realities of caring for a disabled child during a heatwave

Child poverty: Two-fifths of children under five are missing key developmental milestones
Child poverty

Child poverty: Two-fifths of children under five are missing key developmental milestones

How to find an affordable holiday club for the summer break
Summer holidays

How to find an affordable holiday club for the summer break

Most Brits think today’s children will find life harder than their parents
Social mobility

Most Brits think today’s children will find life harder than their parents

Care leavers campaign for better support: ‘We don’t have a great start in life when we turn 18’
Social Justice

Care leavers campaign for better support: ‘We don’t have a great start in life when we turn 18’

National food strategy won’t expand free school meals to another 1.1 million children, despite recommendations
Social Justice

National food strategy won’t expand free school meals to another 1.1 million children, despite recommendations

Child benefit: Why your payment has been reduced ahead of the Queen’s Jubilee
Welfare system

Child benefit: Why your payment has been reduced ahead of the Queen’s Jubilee

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Plans to restrict student loans by GCSE grades labelled an ‘attack on the working class’
Education

Plans to restrict student loans by GCSE grades labelled an ‘attack on the working class’

The Big Exchange: Make an ethical investment for your child’s future this Christmas
The Big Exchange

The Big Exchange: Make an ethical investment for your child’s future this Christmas

Plastic-free presents for babies, toddlers and children this Christmas
Ethical Shopping

Plastic-free presents for babies, toddlers and children this Christmas

Pandemic effect on deprived children’s health could last into adulthood
health inequality

Pandemic effect on deprived children’s health could last into adulthood