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Campaign success: you’ve persuaded the Government to change the law on neglect

Posted by Matt Downie /

Monday 31 March 2014 / Law, Child neglect
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Today something amazing has happened. In todays media the Government said they will update the law on child neglect.

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What children and young people say about child neglect

Posted by Hannah Dobbin /

Friday 28 March 2014 / Child neglect

Action for Children has spoken to over 4,600 children and young people across the UK to get their thoughts on what neglect is and what needs to be done about it. Here’s what they said.

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Chance to Stay – the highs and the lows, and funny bits in between

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Thursday 27 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Participation, Children in care
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The young people who led Chance to Stay – Cyfle I Aros have been talking about their memories of the campaign: the highs and the lows and the laughs.

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Why is child neglect the scandal that never breaks?

Posted by Hannah Dobbin /

Tuesday 25 March 2014 / Child neglect

Our report – Child neglect: the scandal that never breaks – sets out the barriers to tackling neglect and what needs to be done.

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Success! Together we have changed the law in Wales so that young people in foster care have the Chance to Stay

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Wednesday 19 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care, Participation
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“A big thank you to everyone who took part in such an amazing campaign. We should all be proud.....WEVE DONE IT!" That’s the message one of our young campaigners sent last night, after Assembly Members in Wales voted unanimously to strengthen the law to give young people in foster care the chance to stay until they are 21.

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