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"Why I'm backing Fair by Five" - Sally Smith, CEO of Peeple

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Monday 19 September 2016 / Early intervention, Public Affairs
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Find out why the CEO of the charity Peeple is lending her support to Fair by Five.

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Exploring how neglect might interact with forms of sexual harm

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Friday 12 August 2016 / Child neglect, Safeguarding
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Better understanding how neglect interacts with other forms of sexual harm will help improve prevention and intervention

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Laura’s thoughts on her visit the Senedd

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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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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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Supporting the 'Read on. Get on.' campaign to improve children's literacy

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Monday 08 September 2014 / Early intervention, Literacy
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Action for Children is supporting the 'Read on. Get on.' campaign to get all children reading well by the age of 11. Reading is the key to unlocking any child's future potential and, for our poorest kids, it's one of the best routes out of poverty. Virginia Beardshaw, the Chief Executive of children's communication charity I CAN, tells us more about the campaign...

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Changing childcare for disabled children

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Thursday 17 July 2014 / Children in care

Childcare for disabled children needs to change. Nikki Simpson and myself (Sam Beadle) attended the launch of the Parliamentary Inquiry into childcare for disabled children at the House Of Commons to hear how.

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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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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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Lobbying: “It’s just like two people chatting”

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Wednesday 08 January 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care
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Guest blogger, Kim Warren, is a young person from Wales who's campaigning to give young people a Chance to Stay in foster care until they’re 21. Here’s what happened when she went to talk to her Assembly Member for Wales to try and get him on-board.

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