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Progress for poorer children is stalling: we need a bold new vision

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Thursday 06 December 2018 / Campaigns
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Talk of legal advice and backstops distracts from really important statistics published by the Department for Education.

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Budget 2018: a new dawn, but not yet a new day

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Wednesday 31 October 2018 / Government spending
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Despite the promises to secure our children’s future, new programmes of spending will not deliver the changes we need.

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Stuck in the blocks: why we need to do more on child development

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Friday 28 July 2017 / Early intervention, Children's centres
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The need for a great start isn’t restricted to the athletics track.

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The longest day, but a shortened speech

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Wednesday 21 June 2017 / Government spending, General election, Mental health
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Midsummer brought the State Opening of Parliament and a Queen’s Speech that, in contrast, was much shorter than usual

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Doorstepping differently: away from the campaign trail

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Tuesday 13 June 2017 / General election, Public Affairs
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With candidates increasingly motivated by local impact, Action for Children has been lending a helping hand.

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