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Too much, too young: our findings

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Wednesday 22 October 2014 / Care leavers, Chance to stay, Children in care, Youth Homelessness
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Our report - Too much, too young Helping the most vulnerable young people to build stable homes after leaving care – shows that something is going very wrong for the most vulnerable young people who have been in care.

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Laura’s thoughts on her visit the Senedd

Posted by Guest blogger /

Thursday 16 October 2014 / Care leavers, Children in care, Participation
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Laura, a young person from Cardiff, has been doing work experience at Action for Children this week. She would like to be a social worker in the future. Here are her thoughts on her first visit to the Senedd.

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Aaron's reflections on our Too much Too Young launch

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Aaron is a care leaver from South Wales who has been involved in Too much, Too Young. He came to our event at the Senedd on Tuesday, and here are his thoughts.

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Young people take on "Too much, too young"

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Alex Cunningham MP is a member of the Education Select Committee, which recently held an inquiry looking at the provisions for young people leaving care. Alex continues to be shocked by the realities faced by some of the most vulnerable young people leaving care, as he discusses the findings in Action for Children's new report "Too much, too young".

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Byte Night 2014: sleeping out for young homelessness

Posted by Abigail Gill /

Monday 13 October 2014 / Care leavers, Youth Homelessness
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2014 was the biggest ever Byte Night with just under 1,300 professionals from the IT industry sleeping rough to raise money to tackle youth homelessness. Nationally we’ve raised £750,000 and counting…

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