Filtered by month: January

This is about much more than missed inspections

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Monday 22 January 2018 / Early intervention
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Our new analysis shows how many children's centres are due inspections but it is about more than just Ofsted.

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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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It’s Time campaign launches today, calling for substantial improvement in support available to abused children

Wednesday 27 January 2016 / Child neglect
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The campaign wants initially to rally at least 100,000 members of the public to support its cause.

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The pennies and the pounds will still count

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Tuesday 26 January 2016 / Cost of living, Inequality
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Peers vote overwhelmingly to keep income in the poverty debate.

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The Future of Children's Centres

Posted by Kate Maher /

Tuesday 19 January 2016 / Children's centres, Early intervention

The APPG on Children's Centres is holding an inquiry into what the future looks like for children's centres.

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Recognising the importance of the early years must just be the start

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Wednesday 13 January 2016 / Early intervention
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The Prime Minister's life chances speech was welcome, but we need to go further.

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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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Prioritising emotional and mental health for children in care

Posted by Abigail Gill /

Tuesday 13 January 2015 / Children in care, Care leavers, Early intervention

Our response to a government consultation on promoting the health and welfare of looked-after children last week was an opportunity to highlight the need to prioritise the emotional and mental health of children and young people in care. From our research and direct work with vulnerable young people, we know that this is an area of urgent need.

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Your amazing campaign wins in 2014 – here’s to more in 2015

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns /

Friday 02 January 2015 / Care leavers, Child neglect, Law

What a year it has been! Together we have made real change happen. In 2014, Action for Children and you, our campaign supporters, achieved a lot.

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A Letter to Gwenda

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Thursday 30 January 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care

I want to share this letter with you. It's from a fostered young person to Gwenda Thomas AM, Deputy Minister for Social Services in Wales.

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