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"Why I'm backing Fair by Five" - Sally Smith, CEO of Peeple

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Monday 19 September 2016 / Early intervention, Public Affairs
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Find out why the CEO of the charity Peeple is lending her support to Fair by Five.

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Exploring how neglect might interact with forms of sexual harm

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Friday 12 August 2016 / Child neglect, Safeguarding
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Better understanding how neglect interacts with other forms of sexual harm will help improve prevention and intervention

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Laura’s thoughts on her visit the Senedd

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Thursday 16 October 2014 / Care leavers, Children in care, Participation
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Laura, a young person from Cardiff, has been doing work experience at Action for Children this week. She would like to be a social worker in the future. Here are her thoughts on her first visit to the Senedd.

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Young people take on "Too much, too young"

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Alex Cunningham MP is a member of the Education Select Committee, which recently held an inquiry looking at the provisions for young people leaving care. Alex continues to be shocked by the realities faced by some of the most vulnerable young people leaving care, as he discusses the findings in Action for Children's new report "Too much, too young".

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Supporting the 'Read on. Get on.' campaign to improve children's literacy

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Monday 08 September 2014 / Early intervention, Literacy
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Action for Children is supporting the 'Read on. Get on.' campaign to get all children reading well by the age of 11. Reading is the key to unlocking any child's future potential and, for our poorest kids, it's one of the best routes out of poverty. Virginia Beardshaw, the Chief Executive of children's communication charity I CAN, tells us more about the campaign...

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