Filtered by author: Shelley Hopkinson

A Budget for the next generation?

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Thursday 17 March 2016 / Inequality, Early intervention
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The Government’s focus on education starts too late to deliver on their promise to improve children’s life chances.

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A Life Chances Act must protect children's futures

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Monday 07 December 2015 / Early intervention, Children's centres, Inequality
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The latest from Action for Children's work in Parliament - children's life chances.

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Getting a fair deal?

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Tuesday 14 July 2015 / Care leavers, Cost of living, Financial education
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Action for Children have been speaking to young people about what would help them to better manage their money.

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Spending on prevention will save on the cure #Budget2015

In the last Budget before the general election earlier this week, Chancellor George Osborne set out the Government’s spending plans for the next 12 months. Amongst the big headlines focusing on growth forecasts, taxes and pensions there was an announcement which could make a big difference to the support available to some of the children, young people and families that Action for Children works with.

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Better protection for children is now law

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Friday 06 March 2015 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect

This week something important happened. The Serious Crime Act became law. For the first time in over 80 years the criminal law protecting children in England and Wales will recognise sustained emotional abuse, which causes psychological harm, as a crime.

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Serious Crime Bill Update

Action for Children has been campaigning to update the criminal law on child neglect for 5 years, and now we’re in the home stretch.

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Allen steals the show at Labour Party conference

We’ve had a busy week (and weekend) at the Labour Party Conference. Action for Children staff have been meeting politicians and attending events. Most importantly, we talked to everyone about how we can achieve our big ambition.

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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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An out of date law and an out of date system?

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Friday 22 November 2013 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect
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Today MPs should have had a chance to debate the criminal law on child neglect in Parliament. The debate didn’t happen and we’re again disappointed that a chance to protect children has been missed.

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