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Helping more than 300,000 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.

Time to change the way we spend

Friday 05 December 2014 / The Red Book, Autumn statement, Children's centres

This week’s Autumn Statement was the last big parliamentary event of 2014 - and one of the last before next May’s General Election. Without a change of approach at all levels, the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement could have stark implications for the services children and families rely on.

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The Eleventh Hour

First launched in 2011, Action for Children’s annual red book reports has helped us to see the changing needs of children and families, alongside the pressures on the services providing vital support. This year’s report, the eleventh hour, asked managers where they believed the needs of children, young people and families had changed in the last 12 months. Rather, worryingly managers pointed to a whole range of issues greater support is needed.

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Our day as campaigners #TakeoverDay

Posted by Stephan and Josh /

Friday 21 November 2014 / Participation
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Today is Takeover Day, which is a national event run by the Children’s Commissioner. They day is a chance for children and young people to learn about decision making and to make their voices heard. Josh and Stephan have joined us to take over our Policy and Campaigns work...

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My day at the House of Lords

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Wednesday 12 November 2014 / Chance to stay, Participation, Children in care
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Chelsea won a Stephenson Award because of her passion and commitment to the Chance to Stay – Cyfle i Aros campaign.

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Sharing our expertise: webinars on neglect

On the 24th and 31st October we hosted two webinars on neglect, focusing on our findings and lessons we have learnt through our research with the University of Stirling. They are available to view online now.

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