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Helping more than 300,000 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.

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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NCH old boys and girls reunion

Wednesday 19 July 2017 / Events
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On 1 July over 130 former residents and staff of the NCH former homes met for the Annual Reunion.

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Keep your child entertained without a screen this summer holiday

Friday 14 July 2017 / Activities, On A Budget, Parenting Tips
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It’s easy for children to default to playing on their devices, this summer holiday try our trips for fun activities.

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Are you listening?

Posted by I CAN /

Wednesday 05 July 2017 / Speech and Communication, Parenting Tips, Baby, Preschool Age, Toddler
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Listening is vital for knowing what someone else is saying and also so you can take turns in a conversation.

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