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Revolving Door: Are vulnerable children overlooked?

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Our new research puts the spotlight on an estimated 140,000 children who are overlooked on the fringes of social care.

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Child neglect and its relationship to other forms of harm - responding effectively to children’s needs

Posted by Meredith Davis /

Monday 11 July 2016 / Child neglect, Safeguarding, Emotional neglect
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New research on the relationship between child neglect and other forms of harm

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Today, neglect remains the most prevalent form of child maltreatment in the UK

Action for Children has teamed up with Research in Practice and the NSPCC.

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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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