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Letter from UK's leading children's charities

Tuesday 09 August 2016 / Government spending
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As the PM begins her leadership at a time of economic uncertainty, it is critical that children do not suffer.

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Cabinet reshuffle: what’s on the cards for Theresa May’s new government?

Posted by Amy Woodworth /

Monday 08 August 2016 / Public Affairs
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Cabinet reshuffle: what’s on the cards for Theresa May’s new government?

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How can we know if a child in care is happy?

Posted by Kate Maher /

Wednesday 03 August 2016 / Care leavers, Children in care
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We need a child-centred outcomes framework to promote children's emotional wellbeing and their recovery from trauma.

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Success starts at home

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Monday 25 July 2016 / Children's centres, Inequality
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What happens at home makes a big difference to child development. But some children have it better than others.

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Getting a Fair Deal for Young People in Wales

Posted by Danielle Cope /

Friday 22 July 2016 / Financial education
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We organised an event at the National Assembly for Wales, where young people spoke about the difficulties they face.

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