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An out of date law and an out of date system?

Posted by Shelley Hopkinson /

Friday 22 November 2013 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect
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Today MPs should have had a chance to debate the criminal law on child neglect in Parliament. The debate didn’t happen and we’re again disappointed that a chance to protect children has been missed.

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Victims of child neglect deliver their stories to Prime Minister

Posted by James Blair /

Tuesday 19 November 2013 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect
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Tina and Collette both suffered neglect as children. They hand-delivered a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron telling him their stories and asking for his support in changing the out of date child neglect law.

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The story so far: see our Storify slideshow of Red Book 2013 coverage

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns /

Monday 18 November 2013 / The Red Book, Statistics

We've compiled the best of our media coverage, tweets and comments for Red Book 2013 into a handy Storify slideshow. Take a look to follow the story so far...

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Putting food on the table: the cost of living for our families

Posted by Douglas Dowell /

Friday 15 November 2013 / Cost of living, Children's centres, The Red Book
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For families whose income has gone down, every penny counts – and as the cost of living goes up the struggle to make ends meet gets even harder. Read Helen's story, explaining the tough decisions she has to make on a daily basis.

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Early intervention works, but austerity is its biggest threat

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‘Early intervention’ seems to be the concept of the moment - it’s snappy, it’s punchy and it sounds like we mean business. But early intervention isn't one ‘ta-da!’ moment, it’s a lengthy complicated journey.

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