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Children's bedroom photographs expose reality of UK poverty

Posted by Date: January 9th 2019 Category: Featured, In the News, Our Work

Children's bedroom photographs expose reality of UK poverty

Click the image below to read this feature in The Guardian about our new Bedrooms of London Exhibition in partnership with The Foundling Museum (supported by the Good Agency and sponsored by Safestay Plc)

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Our Christmas Challenge 2018 raises £1,919,674 for 75 Charities!

Posted by Date: January 7th 2019 Category: Featured, In the News, Newsletter

Our Christmas Challenge 2018 raises £1,919,674 for 75 Charities!
The Childhood Trust's Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018 raised £1,919,674 for 75 brilliant projects working to support disadvantaged children in London.

Our annual matched fundraising campaign ran for 1 week and engaged over 1m Londoners. The campaign was backed by our research with 33 charities supporting 63,000 disadvantaged children and young people. The research documents disadvantaged children's experiences at Christmas. Resulting from these insights we produced a powerful film, donated by The...

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Childhood Trust link child poverty rates and crime rates in The Metro June 2018

Posted by Date: June 26th 2018 Category: In the News

£1,002,451 raised in our Summer Give

Posted by Date: June 26th 2018 Category: Featured, In the News, Newsletter

£1,002,451 raised in our Summer Give

Our Summer Give matched fundraising campaign has been our most successful ever. The £1m raised will fund 47 charities to support the needs of over 15,000 London children this summer, helping to alleviate the impact of child poverty with a diverse range of activities including, camping, cooking, sports of all kinds, sailing, climbing, drama, circus skills, music, writing and just...

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The Childhood Trust on CH4 News - Youth Centre Closure & Violent Crime - Linked?

Posted by Date: June 14th 2018 Category: Featured, In the News, Newsletter

The Childhood Trust on CH4 News - Youth Centre Closure & Violent Crime - Linked?
Is closure of youth centres exposing young people to violent crime?

The long summer holidays might sound like an idyllic prospect. But sadly for many young people, it’s a different story. Two in three disadvantaged children are afraid of being attacked or exploited by gangs. That’s just one of the stark findings by the Childhood Trust, which surveyed 12,000 children through the...

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£1,553,622 raised in The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Posted by Date: December 11th 2017 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Newsletter, Our Work

£1,553,622 raised in The Big Give Christmas Challenge

This was the biggest and best year for The Childhood Trust's Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017. 

Our campaign supported 58 charities with matched funding, with 97% of the charities meeting or exceeding their target. 

The success of the campaign means that even more disadvantaged children all over London can receive practical, emotional and inspirational support from local projects funded by the Christmas Challenge.

Laurence...

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Children in London to receive less this Christmas than the average family pet

Posted by Date: November 28th 2017 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Newsletter, Our Work

Children in London to receive less this Christmas than the average family pet

Children in London to receive less this Christmas than the average family pet

Data released by The Childhood Trust highlights the scale of deprivation and inequality for children living in poverty in the capital.

Charities supporting disadvantaged children in London have estimated that the children they support will receive Christmas presents valued at just £19.55 compared to the average value of...

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London children 'relying on charities to avoid starving', campaigners warn as child poverty set to hit new record

Posted by Date: November 3rd 2017 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Newsletter

London children 'relying on charities to avoid starving', campaigners warn as child poverty set to hit new record
London children 'relying on charities to avoid starving', campaigners warn as child poverty set to hit new record

'I was in a place yesterday where the bed was pushed up against the kitchen cabinets'

  • FRANCESCA GILLETT 

 

Thousands of children in London are already “struggling to survive”, poverty campaigners have warned after a report revealed benefit cuts are set to worsen the crisis. 

Head of...

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Homeless children in London - sleeping in bin sheds, buses and parks

Posted by Date: November 3rd 2017 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Newsletter

Homeless children in London - sleeping in bin sheds, buses and parks

A powerful short film from The Guardian. When families with small children fall through the social safety net, they can find themselves sleeping rough – in bin sheds, hospital receptions or night buses...

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62% of children are "frightened" of being attacked or sexually exploited during the summer holidays.

Posted by Date: May 14th 2017 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Our Work

62% of children are

Our 2017 Summer Give campaign was our most successful ever, raising £778,641 for 36 projects supporting children in every London borough. Support for disadvantaged children during the long summer holidays is needed more than ever as our research with 22 charities highlighted. 

We found that children and young people are facing a high threat of gang violence, sexual exploitation, or neglect during the summer...

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