This Christmas, we’re asking you to give up a little extra spending and make a donation instead. So far you've given up several bottles of fizz, lots of Brussels sprouts, a new party outfit, chocolate treats and extra lights for the tree. We can’t thank you enough.

Still not sure what to give up? Here’s some inspiration. And please share with your friends! www.giveitupforchristmas.com



Children of Kabul photo gallery

This photo gallery produced by CBBC’s Newsround shows children in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan. The hills surrounding the area, which is home to over 3 million people, are full of…

Traditional family a myth

Academic Professor Pat Thane has challenged the idea that British children predominantly grew up in two-parent families until the 1960s - arguing that until the Second World War significant…

Atos quitting £500m ‘fit for work’ contract early

Atos Healthcare has quit their contract to deliver fit-for-work assessments for the government. There has been increasing concern over the performance of Atos since they were awarded the…

Children’s hyperactivity ‘is not a real disease’, says US expert

Dr Bruce Perry of the Child Trauma Academy visited Britain this week as a guest of the Early Intervention Foundation. Prior to his arrival the Guardian interviewed Dr Perry where he…

Children’s hearings (Scotland) act 2011 “one year on”

The Scottish Child Law Centre is running an event on Friday 16th May in Edinburgh to assess the impact of the new children’s hearings (Scotland) act that was introduced last year. The event…

In the child’s time: professional responses to neglect

Last week Ofsted released their report on the effectiveness of services to safeguard children from neglect. The paper summarises the findings of an inspection of 11 local authorities in…

 Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back to and reasons to stay.


 - Dalai Lama XIV

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