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Action for Children announces appointment of new Vice Presidents
Lynda Myles-Till MBE and Ken Deeks MBE have shown exceptional commitment to the charity through their length of service, contribution and impact
Seven in ten working working parents in Northern Ireland cut back on heating as over half admit to being stressed by money issues in the lead up to Christmas
New Action for Children research finds seven in ten (71%) working parents surveyed in Northern Ireland have cut back on heating, with two fifths worrying they’ll disappoint their children during the festive season due to money struggles
Huge rise in number of parents and carers contacting Parent Talk for support with special educational needs and disabilities
Charity’s first annual report on its Parent Talk advice service reveals 26% of conversations were on SEND issues
John Lewis Partnership launch their 2022 Christmas advert featuring Action for Children partnership
Retailer uses its biggest moment of the year to spotlight care experienced children
Action for Children responds to the final report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
"It is now time for action. The government must set out a plan to address the failures highlighted by this Inquiry..."
John Lewis Partnership launches national effort to help care-experienced people into work
The Multi-year plans to support young people from care backgrounds who are among the most disadvantaged in society
National Insurance gains to be dwarfed by income losses if benefits uprated with wages
New analysis reveals the scale of income cuts facing workers in different jobs if benefits are uprated by wages rather than last month’s inflation rate. The rate will be confirmed by the Office for National Statistics later today
Action for Children reaction to the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen & former Patron
"We are so grateful to Her Majesty for her enduring and dedicated support of our work with children, young people and families."
Levelling up for under 5’s: Low-income families missing out on early years lifeline
Despite the pandemic leaving fewer children school-ready by age 5, over a third of low-income parents are struggling to access essential pre-school child development and parenting support
Action for Children responds to Independent Review of Children’s Social Care in England led by Josh Macalister
“The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care must be a milestone moment in reforming and fixing this broken system which is letting down our most vulnerable children."
Young carers urged to capture their lives on camera
Action for Children and the Royal Photographic Society launch photography project challenging young carers to get creative and show what’s important in their lives
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Glasgow Primary School to learn about Action for Children’s Roots of Empathy programme
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a Primary School in Inverclyde to see Action for Children deliver its Roots of Empathy programme to a group of children
Action for Children responds to new official child poverty statistics
Figures from the Department for Work and Pensions on households below average income (HBAI) statistics show 3.9million children in relative poverty
Almost a third of children in the UK worry about their family having enough money to live comfortably as cost of living crisis deepens
New research also shows most UK parents and grandparents believe childhood is getting worse – and over a third of children agree
Action for Children responds to the Spring Statement
“Right now, low-income families with children are paying a high price for the Government’s poorly targeted cost of living response."
Action for Children responds to the Resolution Foundation’s Living Standards Survey 2022
'The projections on child poverty are chilling.'
Tens of thousands of children who missed out on vital early help services are re-referred within a year – our new data reveals
“We should not be waiting for children to be in harm’s way before we help them… The lack of early help leaves children vulnerable, and means we are only intervening when it’s too late”
Alfie meets his football hero Allan Saint-Maximin
12-year-old carer says it's the "best day of my life"
Why the help announced to tackle rising energy bills is not enough
"The help announced for these families today won’t be enough. We’re going to see more children going hungry..."