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Public concern over child abuse should inspire action on neglect

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns /

Monday 28 September 2015 / Child neglect

Concern over child abuse, and in particular child sexual exploitation, is an issue high up on the public agenda.

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What can we expect from the new Government?

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A Government with an overall majority means a clearer than expected political environment in which we can work

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Reflections on BASCPAN and the Welsh Neglect Project

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Friday 17 April 2015 / Safeguarding, Child neglect
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This week I travelled to Edinburgh from Cardiff to attend the UK’s biggest safeguarding conference held by BASPCAN.

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The quality of residential care services

Posted by Emma Smale /

Tuesday 17 March 2015 / Child neglect, Emotional neglect, Law

For years, Action for Children has been making as much noise as we can about the severe abuse suffered by neglected children.

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Better protection for children is now law

Posted by Shelley Hopkinson /

Friday 06 March 2015 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect

This week something important happened. The Serious Crime Act became law. For the first time in over 80 years the criminal law protecting children in England and Wales will recognise sustained emotional abuse, which causes psychological harm, as a crime.

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