Filtered by category: Children's rights

Support for child victims of domestic abuse: patchy, piecemeal and precarious

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There are on average 692 cases a day of children assessed by social services to be at risk of domestic violence.

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Thirty years later, is it time to revisit the guiding principles of the Children Act?

Wednesday 20 November 2019 / Children's rights
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Children’s views and wishes must now be taken into account in any decision.

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Spring Statement: Pressing pause on fixing the crisis in children’s services

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Wednesday 13 March 2019 / Children's rights, Government spending
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Today's Spring Statement is a wasted opportunity to get to grips with the very real crisis facing children's services.

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The impact of Brexit on children’s issues is being felt already

Posted by Imran Hussain /

Tuesday 29 January 2019 / Children's rights, Inequality, Government spending
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The biggest effect so far is simply the pushing of children’s issues off the agenda.

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Domestic Abuse Bill must put children at its heart

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Children are too often the forgotten victims of domestic abuse.

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The Government is taking action on domestic abuse. But is enough being done for children?

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Friday 11 May 2018 / Children's rights
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Is enough being done for children in the battle against domestic abuse?

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Spring Statement: no light at the end of the tunnel for children’s services

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Tuesday 13 March 2018 / Children's rights
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Philip Hammond was nothing if not true to his word when he stood at the despatch box today.

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We’ll judge the Welsh Government on how it treats children over the next four years

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How does the Welsh Government intend to improve the lives of children and young people? We've looked at its latest plan.

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Action for Children response to today's NAO report into child protection

Wednesday 12 October 2016 / Children's rights, Government spending, Safeguarding

Senior policy advisor at Action for Children, Meredith Davis responds.

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Today, neglect remains the most prevalent form of child maltreatment in the UK

Action for Children has teamed up with Research in Practice and the NSPCC.

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