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Universal Credit increase vital for working families hit by benefit losses since 2010
“We welcome the Government’s levelling-up agenda, but you can’t level up the country by pushing down the living standards of some of the hardest working families in the country."
The Prime Minister meets ‘Boy in the Tent’, Max Woosey
Max is asking the public to support Action for Children’s ‘Boycott your Bed’, by sleeping out in the most unusual place they can think of
11 year old Max is bedding down next to the animals at London Zoo in support of Action for Children’s Boycott your Bed
Max who has been camping in his garden since the beginning of lockdown last year now takes his adventure to new heights by bedding down next to the animals at London Zoo in support of Action for Children’s Boycott your Bed sleepout
Action for Children responds to Josh MacAlister’s review of children’s social care
“It’s entirely unacceptable children are left to suffer harm before we give them help.”
Action for Children responds to the Government’s announcement on education recovery
Today’s Government announcement on education recovery clearly does not make the grade
Statement on George Floyd Anniversary
As an organisation, we're refining our anti-racism action plan to ensure anti-racist principles are woven into everything we do
Actor Jess Hynes and 11-year-old Max Woosey join judging panel for Children’s Drawing Challenge
The challenge supports Action for Children’s star-studded sleepout, Boycott Your Bed
Dramatic rise in child poverty in North East England in the last five years
New figures reveal that even before the pandemic, in some parts of the UK, the majority of children are growing up in poverty
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 response to new child poverty figures
“The government is in denial over child poverty which continues to rise and threatens to torpedo its flagship plans for levelling up."
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"