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‘Beyond Male Role Models’: key issues in working with young men

Last week we launched the final report of our two year ESRC-funded research project, ‘Beyond Male Role Models; gender identities and work with young men’.

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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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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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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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Child protection: listening to children and professionals

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At Action for Children, we cover a lot of ground. We’re proud of our work with all the children we help, including children in care, disabled children, children in need of protection and more. We provide services in settings ranging from children’s centres to women’s prisons. At the core of all this work lies a principle steering absolutely everything we do: striving to make the lives of children better.

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'I feel more confident and ready to live on my own and that's largely down to staff'

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Positive relationships are the foundation of any happy home. In our new resource for staff, young people in care tell us how positive relationships help them to talk about their worries, seek help and keep themselves safe. Here's Amy's story.

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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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Who are the 'troubled families'?

Posted by Emma Scowcroft /

Tuesday 03 December 2013 / Professional relationships
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The troubled families programme is back in the news with both the National Audit Office and Eric Pickles agreeing that lives have been 'turned around' because of it. However, amidst the numbers and political jargon it’s easy to forget the real families who are at the heart of this...

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Early intervention works, but austerity is its biggest threat

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‘Early intervention’ seems to be the concept of the moment - it’s snappy, it’s punchy and it sounds like we mean business. But early intervention isn't one ‘ta-da!’ moment, it’s a lengthy complicated journey.

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