Filtered by month: April

Parents are concerned and we need to listen

Posted by Kate Maher /

Thursday 28 April 2016 / Early intervention
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Our recent poll shows that nearly three out of five parents have worried about their child being ready to start school.

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Hands up, who thinks their parents or carers are their most important teacher?

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Wednesday 20 April 2016 / Children's centres, Early intervention, Inequality
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The first teachers we have don't work in a classroom.

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How to make parenting classes the norm? Ask a parent.

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Wednesday 13 April 2016 / Children's centres, Early intervention
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There is no shortage of books about parenting full of tips, tricks, dos and don’ts. But what do parenting classes offer?

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Wow, our campaigners rock!

Posted by Abdi Mohamed /

Friday 24 April 2015 / Participation
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Up and down the country, hundreds of you dedicated campaigners have taken action.

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Reflections on BASCPAN and the Welsh Neglect Project

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Friday 17 April 2015 / Safeguarding, Child neglect
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This week I travelled to Edinburgh from Cardiff to attend the UK’s biggest safeguarding conference held by BASPCAN.

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Improving the quality of residential care in the sector

Posted by Emma Smale /

Tuesday 14 April 2015 / Care leavers

Action for Children has teamed up with the Who Cares? Trust to support the residential care sector.

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Young Ambassadors Amira and Phoebe question politicians

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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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Preventing child neglect in the UK: what makes services accessible to children and families?

Posted by Hannah Dobbin /

Wednesday 09 April 2014 / Child neglect

Our third annual review of child neglect, produced in partnership with the University of Stirling, is based on the views of more than 5,000 children, young people, parents, carers and professionals. Here's what they told us...

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Why we should talk about child abuse, and not about Cinderella

Posted by Shelley Hopkinson /

Thursday 03 April 2014 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect

There has been a lot of coverage in the news this week about the positive Government response to our campaign to update the criminal law on child neglect. Here's why we should be focusing on child abuse and not fairy tale characters.

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