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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.

Mental health awareness week - Good mental health and wellbeing starts in childhood

Posted by Tony Hawkhead, CEO /

Tuesday 09 May 2017 / Press release

Our CEO talks about the importance of mental health in children and why we need the next government to prioritise it.

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General Election 2017, here we go!

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Friday 05 May 2017 / General election

In the run up to the Election, disadvantaged children must not be forgotten.

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What’s in a question?

Wednesday 26 April 2017 / Parenting Tips, Speech and Communication

Used in the right way, questions can really help your child's language development. Interested in find out more?

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“When I saw the finish line I thought ‘Oh my God, it’s right there’ and I knew I had to run.”

Thursday 20 April 2017 / Fundraising, Events

Gabs ran 26.2 miles in the year she turned 26. She wanted to give back to a charity she loved, Action for Children.

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Top fundraising tips from our marathon runners

Wednesday 12 April 2017 / Fundraising, Events

You’ve already had 3 office bake sales this week. Here are our top tips for when you need to branch out.

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