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There’s more to early years than childcare
No child should be held back because of gaps in the provision of early years services. But our latest report reveals large numbers of parents struggle to access this support
The big cut – hairdressers among those hardest hit by Universal Credit change
There are no winners from next month’s large cut to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit - £20/week (£1,040/year) – but the people losing big are those in work
Action for Children worker speaks out: “Working here, you see how resilient children can be”
Action for Children worker Caryl Dyer takes you behind the scenes of our latest campaign, Star in Every Child, sharing the true stories behind what you see on screen
Your chance to help children’s stars shine
Find out how can help Action for Children unlock the potential in every child by joining our new campaign: Star in Every Child
The untold truth about school uniforms
For some families, 'back to school’ season involves a trade-off between putting food on the table or buying their children their new school uniform
Where is child poverty increasing in the UK?
The End Child Poverty Coalition has recently published local child poverty data, showing the scale of problem across the UK
'Don't call me a case': Five things the Care Review should recommend to improve our care system
The Independent Review of Children's Social Care is a rare opportunity to improve the lives of children and families. We respond to some big questions posed by the Review’s recent ‘Case for Change’ report
UK Government: Don’t plunge 200,000 more children into poverty
The Government is planning the biggest cut to benefit payments since the second world war. This cut could see half a million people, including 200,000 children, fall into poverty. Help us fight back
From bump to baby steps: Supporting the transition to parenthood
Becoming a parent isn't easy. Some parents need extra support. We spoke to Anita Jones, a midwife at our Baby Steps early years service, to hear what we’re doing to help
Annie Price: ‘'I feel lucky to have been adopted, now I want to help children who have been neglected'
Annie Price is raising money for Action for Children. Find out more about her adoption story and why she supports the charity.
When a volunteering role turns into a lasting friendship
Action for Children’s independent visitors volunteer to befriend a child in care. Hear how Sarah’s decision to sign up led her to Evie, who she now calls her sister
Child victims of domestic abuse: 4 ways we’re supporting recovery
Our Breaking the Cycle programme provides counselling to child victims of domestic abuse. Find out how it’s helping children like Harvey* have a safe and happy childhood again
Lydia Bright: 'Fostering made me the person I am today'
TV personality Lydia Bright spent her childhood as part of a fostering family. She tells us how fostering made an impact in her life and why she chooses to support Action for Children
Why Army veteran Steve is flying the flag for dads
Superdad Steve tells us about how he got into volunteering and the importance of men in early years
Five of the most creative ways to Boycott your Bed (+ help vulnerable kids!)
We’re shining a spotlight on some of the wonderful supporters who are giving up their beds for the night on Friday, 9 July, in aid of vulnerable children across the UK. How could you Boycott your Bed?
Photo gallery: Children’s drawing challenge
In honour of our 'Boycott Your Bed' challenge, we asked children to wow us with their creativity drawing their dream sleeping spots and they didn’t disappoint
It’s time to walk the walk on early help
We’re still waiting for children to suffer harm before giving them the help they need. To change that, the Care Review needs to get it right on early help, argues Joe Lane, Action for Children’s Head of Policy & Research
How we delivered disability and family support in Wales during the pandemic
Judith Kirkby, Children's Services Manager, reflects on a turbulent year for the disability and family support services she manages across South East Wales
Want to help vulnerable children? Boycott your Bed!
On Friday 9 July, we’re challenging you to raise money by spending the night in the most unusual place you can think of