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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.

Vicky meets the Conservatives

The intrepid team at Action for Children has spent the past few days at Conservative Party Conference, meeting ministers, MPs, candidates and ordinary party members to talk about how we can work together to improve things for the most vulnerable children.

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Allen steals the show at Labour Party conference

We’ve had a busy week (and weekend) at the Labour Party Conference. Action for Children staff have been meeting politicians and attending events. Most importantly, we talked to everyone about how we can achieve our big ambition.

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Supporting the 'Read on. Get on.' campaign to improve children's literacy

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Monday 08 September 2014 / Early intervention, Literacy
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Action for Children is supporting the 'Read on. Get on.' campaign to get all children reading well by the age of 11. Reading is the key to unlocking any child's future potential and, for our poorest kids, it's one of the best routes out of poverty. Virginia Beardshaw, the Chief Executive of children's communication charity I CAN, tells us more about the campaign...

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Action for Children old boy Walter Tull honoured with £5 coin

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Thursday 04 September 2014 / Heritage
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Orphan Walter Tull is to be commemorated in a £5 coin for his role as the first black combat officer in the British Army during the First World War.

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Child protection: listening to children and professionals

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At Action for Children, we cover a lot of ground. We’re proud of our work with all the children we help, including children in care, disabled children, children in need of protection and more. We provide services in settings ranging from children’s centres to women’s prisons. At the core of all this work lies a principle steering absolutely everything we do: striving to make the lives of children better.

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