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The impact of Brexit on children’s issues is being felt already

Posted by Imran Hussain /

Tuesday 29 January 2019 / Children's rights, Inequality, Government spending
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The biggest effect so far is simply the pushing of children’s issues off the agenda.

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Children and domestic abuse: no longer such an afterthought?

Posted by Kate Maher /

Tuesday 22 January 2019 / Law, Public Affairs
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The draft Domestic Abuse Bill is out, and there's been a marked change in how Government is talking about children.

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The challenges facing children’s centres

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Wednesday 16 January 2019 / Children's centres
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Last year Action for Children ran a survey of our children's centres. Here is what we found.

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Progress for poorer children is stalling: we need a bold new vision

Posted by Sam Reeve /

Thursday 06 December 2018 / Campaigns
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Talk of legal advice and backstops distracts from really important statistics published by the Department for Education.

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Acting early can help stop a growing mental health crisis

Friday 23 November 2018 / Mental health
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Today’s long-awaited NHS Digital figures reveal the scale of the mental health crisis for children in England.

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