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Fighting loneliness as part of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission

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The Jo Cox Loneliness Commission is starting a conversation across the country – and you’re invited to join in.

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ARTiculation weekend – young people lead the charge

Posted by Abdi Mohamed /

Friday 14 August 2015 / Participation
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60 young people come together to learn new skills, meet other young people, gain confidence and have a good time.

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Wow, our campaigners rock!

Posted by Abdi Mohamed /

Friday 24 April 2015 / Participation
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Up and down the country, hundreds of you dedicated campaigners have taken action.

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Young Ambassadors Amira and Phoebe question politicians

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Wednesday 01 April 2015 / Mental health, Participation

Last week Action for Children Ambassadors, Amira and Phoebe, did some ‘door knocking’ at the Department for Education. Along with young people from The Children’s Society, NSPCC and Save the Children, they held a meeting with then Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan and Schools Minister David Laws, to grill the MPs about issues that matter to them and ensure children’s voices are heard during the general election. Here’s what they thought about the experience…

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Every talk helps - Lewys' thoughts on mental health services in Wales

Posted by Lewys R /

Monday 19 January 2015 / Early intervention, Participation, Professional relationships
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Lewys R is a young person who uses one of Action for Children's emotional health services in Wales. He took part in the National Assembly for Wales inquiry into CAMHS services and recently met the Welsh Government's Health and Social Services Minister. Here he shares his experiences.

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Our day as campaigners #TakeoverDay

Posted by Stephan and Josh /

Friday 21 November 2014 / Participation
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Today is Takeover Day, which is a national event run by the Children’s Commissioner. They day is a chance for children and young people to learn about decision making and to make their voices heard. Josh and Stephan have joined us to take over our Policy and Campaigns work...

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My day at the House of Lords

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Wednesday 12 November 2014 / Chance to stay, Participation, Children in care
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Chelsea won a Stephenson Award because of her passion and commitment to the Chance to Stay – Cyfle i Aros campaign.

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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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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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Vicky meets the Conservatives

The intrepid team at Action for Children has spent the past few days at Conservative Party Conference, meeting ministers, MPs, candidates and ordinary party members to talk about how we can work together to improve things for the most vulnerable children.

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