Filtered by category: Child neglect

It’s Time campaign launches today, calling for substantial improvement in support available to abused children

Wednesday 27 January 2016 / Child neglect
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The campaign wants initially to rally at least 100,000 members of the public to support its cause.

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Our review of 2015: Part One

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The first part of our round-up of 2015 looks back at the run-up to the general election and the Queen’s Speech.

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Public concern over child abuse should inspire action on neglect

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Monday 28 September 2015 / Child neglect

Concern over child abuse, and in particular child sexual exploitation, is an issue high up on the public agenda.

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What can we expect from the new Government?

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A Government with an overall majority means a clearer than expected political environment in which we can work

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Reflections on BASCPAN and the Welsh Neglect Project

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Friday 17 April 2015 / Safeguarding, Child neglect
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This week I travelled to Edinburgh from Cardiff to attend the UK’s biggest safeguarding conference held by BASPCAN.

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The quality of residential care services

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Tuesday 17 March 2015 / Child neglect, Emotional neglect, Law

For years, Action for Children has been making as much noise as we can about the severe abuse suffered by neglected children.

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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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Your amazing campaign wins in 2014 – here’s to more in 2015

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Friday 02 January 2015 / Care leavers, Child neglect, Law

What a year it has been! Together we have made real change happen. In 2014, Action for Children and you, our campaign supporters, achieved a lot.

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The Eleventh Hour

First launched in 2011, Action for Children’s annual red book reports has helped us to see the changing needs of children and families, alongside the pressures on the services providing vital support. This year’s report, the eleventh hour, asked managers where they believed the needs of children, young people and families had changed in the last 12 months. Rather, worryingly managers pointed to a whole range of issues greater support is needed.

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