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Helping 387,000 children, young people and families every year across the UK there's a lot going on at Action for Children. So stay up to date with what's happening nationally and in your community.

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Struggle, stigma … success? What it’s like to be a young parent today

Posted by Kate Maher /

Friday 13 October 2017 / Mental health, Children's centres
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Young parents, like any other parents, want the absolute best for their children, but it's not always that easy.

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Children are left out in the cold with the current benefits freeze

Posted by Jessica Hillyard /

Wednesday 04 October 2017 / Early intervention, Government spending
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The impact of wider spending freezes affecting the lives of children and families remains off the agenda.

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Many new pupils not school ready, headteachers say

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns /

Wednesday 06 September 2017 / Early intervention

Action for Children reaction to headteachers' polling story.

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Revolving Door: Are vulnerable children overlooked?

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Our new research puts the spotlight on an estimated 140,000 children who are overlooked on the fringes of social care.

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36 years is too long to be playing catch-up

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Thursday 03 August 2017 / Early intervention, Inequality
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A new report shows it will take decades to close the gap in outcomes for children government needs to act now.

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