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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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Stuck in the blocks: why we need to do more on child development

Posted by Sam Reeve /

Friday 28 July 2017 / Early intervention, Children's centres
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The need for a great start isn’t restricted to the athletics track.

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Action for Children response to Social Mobility Commission report

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns /

Wednesday 28 June 2017 / Government spending, Early intervention
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Head of policy and research at Action for Children, Eleanor Briggs responds.

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The longest day, but a shortened speech

Posted by Sam Reeve /

Wednesday 21 June 2017 / Government spending, General election, Mental health
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Midsummer brought the State Opening of Parliament and a Queen’s Speech that, in contrast, was much shorter than usual

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Doorstepping differently: away from the campaign trail

Posted by Sam Reeve /

Tuesday 13 June 2017 / General election, Public Affairs
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With candidates increasingly motivated by local impact, Action for Children has been lending a helping hand.

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