$1 a week: the bitter poverty of child sugarcane workers in Zimbabwe

The blistering sun beats mercilessly on the Mukwasine sugar plantations near Chiredzi, in south-east Zimbabwe. It is Sunday morning and the soothing sound of hymns reverberate from a nearby church. For most of...

New altruists: the hairdresser, plumber and beautician who work for free

Haircuts for rough sleepers. Beauty treatments for cancer patients. Boilers for disabled people. A wave of specialists are providing skills – and hope – for those in need. Read the full article on this link...

There could be more than 22,000 homeless young people this Christmas

Thousands of vulnerable young people face being left homeless in the weeks leading up to Christmas, a charity has warned. Centrepoint said more than 22,000 16 to 25-year-olds in England could find themselves...

The impact of poverty on child mental health

What impact does poverty have on childrens’ mental health? A Buttle UK survey of over 1,200 child support workers reveals the alarmingly common occurance of experiences that put children at increased...

Two thirds of teachers rate SEND provision as ‘poor’

A survey of National Education Union (NEU) members, using an Ofsted-style ranking system, found that 67.3 per cent rated provision as “poor” with a further 31.1 per cent rating it as...

The Children’s Future Food Inquiry

The Children’s Future Food Inquiry’s final report and young people’s #Right2Food Charter were published on April 25th 2019. The young Food Ambassador’s campaign film is available here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click...

State of Hunger

State of Hunger is the largest ever piece of research into hunger and food bank use in the UK. This three-year project, carried out by researchers at Heriot-Watt University, will help us to understand the scale of hunger and poverty in the UK and...

Manifesto for a Better Childhood

NCB  Manifesto for a Better Childhood, developed with children and young people, sets out a positive vision for improving young lives, starting in pregnancy and continuing until a young person’s 25th birthday. See the full details on this link...

Rise Up! The Art of Protest by Jo Rippon

Author Jo Rippon has worked in with Amnesty International to develop a book, ostensibly for a teen market, that introduces its readers to the idea of protest and social movements for justice. However, I would like to say that this is very definitely...