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Action for Children to help create Welsh Government’s national plan on child neglect
22 February 2013
The Welsh Government has approved £75,000 funding for Action for
Children, in partnership with NSPCC, to deliver a project designed
to develop a stronger national approach to child neglect.
Announcing the funding, Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Health
and Social Services, said:
"Neglect continues to be the most common reason for a
child protection referral in the UK and we must address
"This project by the NSPCC and Action for Children will
complement the new structure of Safeguarding Children Boards to be
established via the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill and
will help strengthen multi-agency engagement and a more consistent
The project will look at the range of barriers which can stop
neglected children getting the help they need, and make
recommendations on how to overcome them.
Griffiths continued: "This project should link with the
preventative work being delivered through other early intervention
programmes which work with families, especially through Families
First and Flying Start. This way, only critical cases are referred
to social services, while other support can be provided to families
This project is part of Action for Children's ongoing work on child neglect.