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Talking Change is a podcast that explores the complex challenges that children and young people face, and how we can tackle them. Brought to you by The Children's Society, and in conversation with a range of guests and experts, we aim to tell real stories, discuss solutions and try to make sense of all the complexity.

Talking Change is a podcast that explores the complex challenges that children and young people face, and how we can tackle them. Brought to you by The Children's Society, and in conversation with a range of guests and experts, we aim to tell real stories, discuss solutions and try to make sense of all the complexity.
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United Kingdom

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Talking Change is a podcast that explores the complex challenges that children and young people face, and how we can tackle them. Brought to you by The Children's Society, and in conversation with a range of guests and experts, we aim to tell real stories, discuss solutions and try to make sense of all the complexity.

Language:

English

Contact:

campaigns@childrenss


Episodes

Where would you turn in a crisis?

4/4/2019
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In this month's episode of Talking Change, we explore what financial crisis looks like for families and young people. For families in crisis, emergency funding from councils allows them to buy food, pay utility bills and keep their children safe. This support provides a vital safety net when the worst happens. But in many areas, this safety net is at real risk of disintegrating. For 1 in 7 councils, it has already disappeared. Our Strengthening the Safety Net campaign is calling on...

Duration:00:29:58

A fairer start for care leavers

3/4/2019
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For the last couple of years, The Children’s Society has been running a highly successful local campaign asking councils to make young people who have left care exempt from paying council tax up to the age of 25. The campaign represents a fantastic example of how widespread, tangible change can be achieved by going local. Tens of thousands of care leavers are now exempt from paying council tax, helping to give them a few years of financial stability at a critical moment in their lives. In...

Duration:00:15:32

Test

2/23/2019
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Duration:00:22:31

Young people's mental health

2/4/2019
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For young people struggling with their mental health, getting help can be hard. Long waiting times, strict criteria for access, and real uncertainty once you turn 18 are just some of the obstacles you can face in a system seriously failing to meet the level of need. The Government has recently unveiled a bold and ambitious set of reforms which they promise will transform the way that we approach children and young people’s mental health in this country. But does it stack up? In this...

Duration:00:30:12

NRPF: No Recourse to Public Funds

12/11/2018
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I investigate the daily struggle faced by families subject to No Recourse to Public Funds, a condition of their immigration status that prevents them from accessing any benefits or welfare support. When these families fall into poverty, they are confronted with a unique set of challenges which can be extremely difficult to overcome. The consequences, particularly for children, can be devastating. I am joined in this episode by: For more information on The Children's Society's work on this...

Duration:00:29:41

Child criminal exploitation and 'County Lines'

10/22/2018
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This first episode explores the phenomenon of child criminal exploitation, in particular, children who have been exploited into selling drugs through so-called 'County Lines'. In conversation with three guests, I try to unpick just what 'County Lines' is, what it means for the young people caught up in it, and what can be done to tackle it. I am joined in the episode by: For more information on The Children's Society's work to combat criminal exploitation visit their website, where you...

Duration:00:25:21