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Filtered by month: December

A Life Chances Act must protect children's futures

Posted by Shelley Hopkinson /

Monday 07 December 2015 / Early intervention, Children's centres, Inequality
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The latest from Action for Children's work in Parliament - children's life chances.

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#PayingthePrice campaign so far

Posted by Abdi Mohamed /

Monday 22 December 2014 / Statistics, Financial education, Care leavers

Hundreds of our supporters have been taking action over the past week in support of our new report and campaign, Paying the Price.

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Bonymaen young mums are #payingtheprice

Posted by Beth Jenkins AM /

Thursday 18 December 2014 / Financial education, Cost of living
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Bethan Jenkins AM reflects on our latest report on financial inclusion, Paying the Price, and how these issues affect people in her own constituency, She explains the political opportunities in Wales to make real changes.

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Vulnerable young people and debt: in their words

Posted by Abigail Gill /

Monday 15 December 2014 / Financial education

Our report, Paying the Price, considers the cost of vulnerable young people not receiving a decent financial education. They often end up in debt, which can lead to serious consequences as they become independent. We explore the issue through the words of our young people and staff.

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Vulnerable young people are #PayingThePrice

Posted by Fiona Bruce MP /

Thursday 11 December 2014 / Financial education

We know that with financial education young people can make better financial decisions and avoid unmanageable debt. Those who experience financial problems are more likely to take risks, be unsafe or become homeless.

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