Fewer health checks for babies and toddlers
Almost two thirds of children in some areas do not receive crucial mandatory health visitor checks at age two and half, according to new research from the Children’s Commissioner for England
Online service offers support for parents, when they need it
Find out about Parent Talk, our new online service offering down-to-earth advice and online chats.
Domestic Abuse Bill: children no longer the ‘invisible victims’
The government has confirmed that the Domestic Abuse Bill will be amended so that children affected by domestic abuse will be recognised as victims in their own right
How we’re supplying hot meals to families during lockdown
Action for Children services across Scotland have been at the forefront of efforts to support families affected by lockdown
Supporting young carers during lockdown
Since 1995, Action for Children’s ‘North Lanarkshire Young Carers’ project has supported young people with care responsibilities in the region
Young carers: who are they and why do they need support?
One in three young carers say their caring role makes them feel stressed. We make sure no one has to cope alone
How we help young people avoid serious organised crime
Young people at risk from organised crime are being given a better future through a scheme that tackles problems early
Children are heading for a decade of crisis
The Chancellor said his Spending Round will herald a “decade of renewal” - but it's hard to see much evidence of this
The challenges facing children's services
Funding may be falling, but demand for children's centres is higher than ever
How much do you know about the age restrictions on video games?
Video game restrictions made simple. Here's what to check if you're buying for your child
Using technology to help children's communication skills
How technology can be a powerful tool for encouraging communication skills in children
5 ways to help children and young people stay safe online
Practice and talk about these easy-to-remember safety tips with your child