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The Children and Social Work Bill: Government is listening

Posted by Kate Maher /

Tuesday 18 October 2016 / Care leavers, Children in care, Law, Mental health
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We’ve secured two important changes to the Bill. But there’s still more to do.

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What's happening with the Children and Social Work Bill?

Posted by Kate Maher /

Tuesday 05 July 2016 / Care leavers, Children in care, Law
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The Bill is in the middle of its passage through the House of Lords. Here’s a quick update on its progress.

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The Children and Social Work Bill 2016 - an opportunity we can’t afford to miss

Posted by Meredith Davis /

Monday 13 June 2016 / Care leavers, Early intervention, Law, Safeguarding
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The Bill could be improved to make a fundamental difference for children and young people.

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Children's Services Co-operation Bill through the Northern Ireland Assembly

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Wednesday 11 November 2015 / Law

Last week the Children's Services Co-operation Bill finally completed its passage through the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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Invisible children: what needs to change

Posted by Natalia Schiffrin /

Wednesday 01 July 2015 / Children's rights, Law, Inequality
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Against the backdrop of threats to repeal the Human Rights Act, children's rights must be protected.

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An election roundup from Northern Ireland

Posted by Patrick Malone /

Wednesday 20 May 2015 / Cost of living, Law

An election roundup and what this means for Northern Ireland.

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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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The quality of residential care services

Posted by Emma Smale /

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

Posted by Shelley Hopkinson /

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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Northern Ireland Children's Bill Progress

Posted by Patrick Malone /

Friday 13 February 2015 / Children's rights, Law

A joined up approach to the delivery of services to children and young people in Northern Ireland came a step closer recently with the passing of the Second Stage of a Private Member’s Bill through the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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