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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.

Prioritising emotional and mental health for children in care

Posted by Abigail Gill /

Tuesday 13 January 2015 / Children in care, Care leavers, Early intervention

Our response to a government consultation on promoting the health and welfare of looked-after children last week was an opportunity to highlight the need to prioritise the emotional and mental health of children and young people in care. From our research and direct work with vulnerable young people, we know that this is an area of urgent need.

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Your amazing campaign wins in 2014 – here’s to more in 2015

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns /

Friday 02 January 2015 / Care leavers, Child neglect, Law

What a year it has been! Together we have made real change happen. In 2014, Action for Children and you, our campaign supporters, achieved a lot.

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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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