Filtered by category: Mental health

Struggle, stigma … success? What it’s like to be a young parent today

Posted by Kate Maher /

Friday 13 October 2017 / Mental health, Children's centres
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Young parents, like any other parents, want the absolute best for their children, but it's not always that easy.

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The longest day, but a shortened speech

Posted by Sam Reeve /

Wednesday 21 June 2017 / Government spending, General election, Mental health
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Midsummer brought the State Opening of Parliament and a Queen’s Speech that, in contrast, was much shorter than usual

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Fighting loneliness as part of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission

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The Jo Cox Loneliness Commission is starting a conversation across the country – and you’re invited to join in.

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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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We've got to be bolder when it comes to children's mental health

Posted by Kate Maher /

Thursday 15 September 2016 / Care leavers, Children in care, Mental health
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Assessing the Government's response to the Education Committee's inquiry.

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Change in Northern Ireland

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We look at the implications of the Northern Ireland election results for children and young people.

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We can't miss this chance for children in care

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The Alliance is relaunching its new vision for the care system ahead of tomorrow's debate in the House of Lords.

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Time to make it clear what care is for

Posted by Emma Smale /

Friday 19 June 2015 / Care leavers, Children in care, Mental health
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The mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people in care is simply not being prioritised.

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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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Young Ambassadors Amira and Phoebe question politicians

Posted by Amira and Phoebe /

Wednesday 01 April 2015 / Mental health, Participation

Last week Action for Children Ambassadors, Amira and Phoebe, did some ‘door knocking’ at the Department for Education. Along with young people from The Children’s Society, NSPCC and Save the Children, they held a meeting with then Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan and Schools Minister David Laws, to grill the MPs about issues that matter to them and ensure children’s voices are heard during the general election. Here’s what they thought about the experience…

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