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Extending foster care: why does it matter?

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Wednesday 05 February 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care

We have long believed that the age of leaving care should be raised to 21 for ALL young people whether they’re in foster

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The Autumn Statement - what do we think?

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I spent an hour watching the Chancellor’s statement this morning and the last two hours getting to grips with the detail and thinking through what it means for the children and families we work with.

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Who are the 'troubled families'?

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Tuesday 03 December 2013 / Professional relationships
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The troubled families programme is back in the news with both the National Audit Office and Eric Pickles agreeing that lives have been 'turned around' because of it. However, amidst the numbers and political jargon it’s easy to forget the real families who are at the heart of this...

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Six key infographics explaining Red Book 2013 statistics

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Action for Children’s Red Book 2013 brings together evidence gathered over the past three years through interviews with a quarter of our frontline managers. Take a look at the stats behind the report.

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Children feel crushed under the pressure of daily life

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Thursday 07 November 2013 / The Red Book
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Today we launched new research showing thousands of children across the UK are struggling to cope with daily life. This is the reality for vulnerable children today. Perhaps they live down your street?

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