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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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What's happening with the Children and Social Work Bill?

Posted by Kate Maher /

Tuesday 05 July 2016 / Care leavers, Children in care, Law
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The Bill is in the middle of its passage through the House of Lords. Here’s a quick update on its progress.

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Child poverty numbers on the rise

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Friday 01 July 2016 / Early intervention, Cost of living
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With child poverty numbers going the wrong way government has to act now.

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MPs can’t delay action to improve children’s futures.

Posted by Chloe Hardy /

Wednesday 29 June 2016 / Early intervention
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We can’t afford for MPs to let improving life chances fall by the wayside.

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