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Helping more than 300,000 children, young people and families every year across the UK there's a lot going on at Action for Children. So stay up to date with what's happening nationally and in your community.

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Children are left out in the cold with the current benefits freeze

Posted by Jessica Hillyard /

Wednesday 04 October 2017 / Early intervention, Government spending

The impact of wider spending freezes affecting the lives of children and families remains off the agenda.

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Many new pupils not school ready, headteachers say

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns /

Wednesday 06 September 2017 / Early intervention

Action for Children reaction to headteachers' polling story.

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Revolving Door: Are vulnerable children overlooked?

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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36 years is too long to be playing catch-up

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Thursday 03 August 2017 / Early intervention, Inequality

A new report shows it will take decades to close the gap in outcomes for children government needs to act now.

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Stuck in the blocks: why we need to do more on child development

Posted by Sam Reeve /

Friday 28 July 2017 / Early intervention, Children's centres
boy walking along wall

The need for a great start isn’t restricted to the athletics track.

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