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Serious Crime Bill Update

Action for Children has been campaigning to update the criminal law on child neglect for 5 years, and now we’re in the home stretch.

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Sharing our expertise: webinars on neglect

On the 24th and 31st October we hosted two webinars on neglect, focusing on our findings and lessons we have learnt through our research with the University of Stirling. They are available to view online now.

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The Queen announces update to child neglect law

Posted by Matt Downie /

Wednesday 04 June 2014 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect

Minutes ago the Queen announced the Government will update the law on child neglect.

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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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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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