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Action for Children responds to the Queen’s Speech
“We won’t be able to ‘Build Back Better’ if the generation that will be the foundation for the future is weakened by poverty and a mental health crisis."
Action for Children responds to NHS expansion of mental health support in schools
“Our own school programmes, which have helped thousands of teenagers across the UK, show what a difference early intervention can make to improve the mental health of young people."
Action for Children responds to Royal Assent of Domestic Abuse Bill
For child victims of domestic abuse, the success of this Act will depend on whether they actually receive specialist support to recover from the trauma they've experienced
Action for Children reacts to Andrea Leadsom's early years review
“A system geared only for crisis guarantees more children will end up in crisis.”
Investigation of frontline staff reveals the lockdown legacy on families
Ahead of the first anniversary of lockdown, a new investigation by Action for Children reveals the impact the last 12 months have had on society’s most vulnerable children, families, and young people
Action for Children reacts to cut to £20 Universal Credit uplift
"There’s no faster way to push more children into poverty than by snatching £20 a week out of the pockets of the poorest families in the country"
Charity frontline staff reveal parents and children at breaking point in 'dossier of despair'
Action for Children key workers warn families at rock bottom, fearing worse to come in childhood crisis.
Statement of intent on race equity
Structural racism is the collective failure of an organisation to provide the same service or opportunities to people regardless of their colour, culture or ethnic origin.
Action for Children reacts to Children's Commissioner's annual report into children's mental health services
“We know from our services young people are struggling at home without their usual support networks"
Action for Children responds to Children's Commissioner's statement
Child poverty rates were at a record-high at the start of the pandemic and will continue to rise without a broad response
Action for Children reacts to Labour's forced vote to stop Universal Credit cut
“Our key workers are seeing the worst child poverty levels they can remember, and the extra costs of lockdown are only making it worse"
Action for Children responds to new Joseph Rowntree Foundation report 'UK Poverty 2020-2021'
This report is yet more evidence of the true extent of the hardship faced by many children even before the pandemic.
Birmingham City Council's Dr Tim O'Neill joins Action for Children
Birmingham City Council’s director of education and skills, Dr Tim O’Neill, has been appointed as the new managing director of children’s services at Action for Children
Jason Manford delivers much-needed cheer in support of Action for Children Secret Santa campaign
Comedian Jason Manford joined the Action for Children team in support of the Secret Santa campaign which supports vulnerable children at Christmas
Millions of parents say they'd cancel Christmas if they could, most children fear an unhappy family time
Shocking new research reveals the stress and misery of millions of families in the run up to Christmas
Response to Chancellor's Spending Review
Poverty-producing policies and the pandemic mean a new wave of families have been thrown into financial uncertainty
Key workers warn family finances set to worsen in ‘bleakest’ winter
Thousands of struggling families face financial ruin this winter
The Northern Ireland executive must put children at heart of recovery
We're urging the government to prioritise and protect vulnerable children and young people