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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.

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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Pictures: we take #changeneglectlaw campaign to Parliament

Posted by James Blair /

Tuesday 12 November 2013 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect
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Supporters from across the UK met MPs from all the major parties in the Houses of Commons last week, at our event on child neglect law. Here's Sylvia's account of the day.

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Are threats to children’s centres damaging children’s life chances?

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Children’s centres in England are under threat. What works within these vital community resources needs to be protected, to ensure that vulnerable children are given the best possible start in life.

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