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What is care for?

Friday 12 June 2015 / Children in care
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This week we held an event with other children’s charities in Wales to ask, and get some answers, to this question.

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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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Spending on prevention will save on the cure #Budget2015

In the last Budget before the general election earlier this week, Chancellor George Osborne set out the Government’s spending plans for the next 12 months. Amongst the big headlines focusing on growth forecasts, taxes and pensions there was an announcement which could make a big difference to the support available to some of the children, young people and families that Action for Children works with.

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Prioritising emotional and mental health for children in care

Posted by Abigail Gill /

Tuesday 13 January 2015 / Children in care, Care leavers, Early intervention

Our response to a government consultation on promoting the health and welfare of looked-after children last week was an opportunity to highlight the need to prioritise the emotional and mental health of children and young people in care. From our research and direct work with vulnerable young people, we know that this is an area of urgent need.

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My day at the House of Lords

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Wednesday 12 November 2014 / Chance to stay, Participation, Children in care
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Chelsea won a Stephenson Award because of her passion and commitment to the Chance to Stay – Cyfle i Aros campaign.

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