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Too much, too young: our findings

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Wednesday 22 October 2014 / Care leavers, Chance to stay, Children in care, Youth Homelessness
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Our report - Too much, too young Helping the most vulnerable young people to build stable homes after leaving care – shows that something is going very wrong for the most vulnerable young people who have been in care.

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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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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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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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Allen steals the show at Labour Party conference

We’ve had a busy week (and weekend) at the Labour Party Conference. Action for Children staff have been meeting politicians and attending events. Most importantly, we talked to everyone about how we can achieve our big ambition.

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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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Our birthday present for practitioners: our new Keeping myself safe resource

As we celebrate our 145th birthday, we have launched a new toolkit for practitioners working with young people in residential care. ‘Keeping Myself Safe’ looks at the skills needed to develop effective relationships with young people which will enable them to build resilience and manage risk in their lives.

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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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Chance to Stay – the highs and the lows, and funny bits in between

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Thursday 27 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Participation, Children in care
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The young people who led Chance to Stay – Cyfle I Aros have been talking about their memories of the campaign: the highs and the lows and the laughs.

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