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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.

"No one was listening to me"

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Monday 23 June 2014 / Early intervention, Inequality

“I felt like one of those statistics you hear about on the news. No one was listening to me” This was a comment by one of the young people we work with who spoke to Assembly Members a few weeks ago about their experience of mental health services in Wales. This young person explained that before getting the help she needed, she was scared and had no one to talk to.

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Guest blog: All pulling in the same direction

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Tuesday 17 June 2014 / Children in care

The Public Policy team in London were joined by Rachel Brickman from our child advocacy service in West Berkshire last week. Here she reflects on how her day-to-day work with some of the most vulnerable children and young people fits with our work.

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The Queen announces update to child neglect law

Posted by Matt Downie /

Wednesday 04 June 2014 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect

Minutes ago the Queen announced the Government will update the law on child neglect.

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How we make people’s lives better - now, tomorrow and everyday

Posted by Hannah Dobbin /

Friday 23 May 2014 / Statistics, Early intervention

Another year, another chance to show the difference we make. I want to share with you how over the past year, we’ve made life better for 300,000 people: children, young people, their parents and carers.

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Do we need a national strategy on child neglect?

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Thursday 15 May 2014 / Child neglect

For a child suffering from neglect, life can be horrific. We’ve called on the Government to produce a national strategy for child neglect and now we’re asking you to join the debate at our next Breakfast Briefing event.

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