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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.

Delivering your messages direct

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Friday 14 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care

Today we delivered all your messages about why a Chance to Stay matters so much to Gwenda Thomas AM.

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Dear Assembly Members

Posted by James Blair /

Wednesday 12 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care

Who's running our campaign to let young people have the Chance to Stay with their foster families? Young people of course. They've driven the campaign from the start. Ahead of a vote to strengthen the rules on giving a Chance to Stay and to make more money available, the young people have written to all Assembly Members. They want to make sure AMs understand how important this is to fostered young people and, well read for yourself...

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Guest blog: how we helped protect the welfare of children in family courts

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Thursday 06 March 2014 / Children's rights

We’ve made sure that the welfare of the child remains the paramount consideration when decisions are made about their care after their parents break up. I want to share with you information about our campaign to ensure that this important protection for children stays in place and why it’s so important.

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Why do you think young people should have the best start in life?

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Thursday 27 February 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care

I’m still revelling in the fantastic news that Members of the National Assembly for Wales voted to give young people in foster care the chance to stay until they are 21. It’s a huge step forward but as I said before, there’s more to do. I’m asking you to send me just one sentence explaining why you think it's important young people have a Chance to Stay.

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"...then we’ll know we’ve really made a difference"

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Wednesday 19 February 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care

Last week Assembly Members in Wales agreed with our campaign and voted to give fostered young people a Chance to Stay. Here's one young person's account of the day and how it's given her a boost.

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