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Dear Assembly Members

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Wednesday 12 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care

Who's running our campaign to let young people have the Chance to Stay with their foster families? Young people of course. They've driven the campaign from the start. Ahead of a vote to strengthen the rules on giving a Chance to Stay and to make more money available, the young people have written to all Assembly Members. They want to make sure AMs understand how important this is to fostered young people and, well read for yourself...

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What everyone else did this year

It’s the end of the year, so we decided we needed the obligatory blog post bigging ourselves up for everything we’ve done in 2013. I’m always up for a bit of navel-gazing but after a bit of a brainstorm we realised that we couldn’t have done anything this year without the help of others. So we’re going to big them up instead.

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A dummies guide to helping children

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Tuesday 17 December 2013 / The Red Book, Early intervention

Our boss, Dame Clare Tickell is leaving this week. In her final Huffington Post blog post she points out that there must be a stronger, more consistent emphasis on early intervention services. We agree and here's why.

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Victims of child neglect deliver their stories to Prime Minister

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Tuesday 19 November 2013 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect
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Tina and Collette both suffered neglect as children. They hand-delivered a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron telling him their stories and asking for his support in changing the out of date child neglect law.

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Pictures: we take #changeneglectlaw campaign to Parliament

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Tuesday 12 November 2013 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect
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Supporters from across the UK met MPs from all the major parties in the Houses of Commons last week, at our event on child neglect law. Here's Sylvia's account of the day.

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