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Why we should talk about child abuse, and not about Cinderella

Posted by Shelley Hopkinson /

Thursday 03 April 2014 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect

There has been a lot of coverage in the news this week about the positive Government response to our campaign to update the criminal law on child neglect. Here's why we should be focusing on child abuse and not fairy tale characters.

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Campaign success: you’ve persuaded the Government to change the law on neglect

Posted by Matt Downie /

Monday 31 March 2014 / Law, Child neglect
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Today something amazing has happened. In todays media the Government said they will update the law on child neglect.

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What children and young people say about child neglect

Posted by Hannah Dobbin /

Friday 28 March 2014 / Child neglect

Action for Children has spoken to over 4,600 children and young people across the UK to get their thoughts on what neglect is and what needs to be done about it. Here’s what they said.

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Why is child neglect the scandal that never breaks?

Posted by Hannah Dobbin /

Tuesday 25 March 2014 / Child neglect

Our report – Child neglect: the scandal that never breaks – sets out the barriers to tackling neglect and what needs to be done.

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Where is emotional child abuse illegal?

Wednesday 15 January 2014 / Children's rights, Emotional neglect, Child neglect, Law

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is an international human rights treaty giving all children and young people a set of rights. Today is the 22nd anniversary of the treaty coming into force so we're looking at the law on child neglect around the world.

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