Filtered by category: Early intervention

Focusing on the foundation years

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Friday 28 August 2015 / Children's centres, Early intervention
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Giving children the best start in life has to be the priority for local authorities when it comes to children’s centres.

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There is more to data sharing than just numbers

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Tuesday 04 August 2015 / Children's centres, Early intervention
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Data sharing gives centres the means to contact and engage with families.

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It is time to look Beyond the Building for children’s centres

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Wednesday 29 July 2015 / Children's centres, Early intervention, Government spending
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Children’s centres are a crucial part of local support to children and families. We want to keep it this way.

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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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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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MPs of all parties call for early action

A report from an all-party group of MPs takes the latest neurological and psychological research and turns it into socia

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Going in the right direction?

Posted by Sir Tony Hawkhead /

Wednesday 18 February 2015 / Early intervention

With the countdown to the General Election firmly underway, discussing whether early intervention is a political priority is a particularly timely topic.

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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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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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Prioritising emotional and mental health for children in care

Posted by Abigail Gill /

Tuesday 13 January 2015 / Children in care, Care leavers, Early intervention

Our response to a government consultation on promoting the health and welfare of looked-after children last week was an opportunity to highlight the need to prioritise the emotional and mental health of children and young people in care. From our research and direct work with vulnerable young people, we know that this is an area of urgent need.

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