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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.

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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Guest blog: How do we make services accessible to neglected children and their families?

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Friday 02 May 2014 / Child neglect

Professor Brigid Daniel writes a guest blog on our third annual review of child neglect and how she thinks services can be made more accessible to children and their families.

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Preventing child neglect in the UK: what makes services accessible to children and families?

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Wednesday 09 April 2014 / Child neglect

Our third annual review of child neglect, produced in partnership with the University of Stirling, is based on the views of more than 5,000 children, young people, parents, carers and professionals. Here's what they told us...

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Why we should talk about child abuse, and not about Cinderella

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Thursday 03 April 2014 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect

There has been a lot of coverage in the news this week about the positive Government response to our campaign to update the criminal law on child neglect. Here's why we should be focusing on child abuse and not fairy tale characters.

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