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Guest blog: How do we make services accessible to neglected children and their families?

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Friday 02 May 2014 / Child neglect

Professor Brigid Daniel writes a guest blog on our third annual review of child neglect and how she thinks services can be made more accessible to children and their families.

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Preventing child neglect in the UK: what makes services accessible to children and families?

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Wednesday 09 April 2014 / Child neglect

Our third annual review of child neglect, produced in partnership with the University of Stirling, is based on the views of more than 5,000 children, young people, parents, carers and professionals. Here's what they told us...

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Why we should talk about child abuse, and not about Cinderella

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Thursday 03 April 2014 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect

There has been a lot of coverage in the news this week about the positive Government response to our campaign to update the criminal law on child neglect. Here's why we should be focusing on child abuse and not fairy tale characters.

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Campaign success: you’ve persuaded the Government to change the law on neglect

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Monday 31 March 2014 / Law, Child neglect
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Today something amazing has happened. In todays media the Government said they will update the law on child neglect.

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What children and young people say about child neglect

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Friday 28 March 2014 / Child neglect

Action for Children has spoken to over 4,600 children and young people across the UK to get their thoughts on what neglect is and what needs to be done about it. Here’s what they said.

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