Filtered by month: September

Many new pupils not school ready, headteachers say

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Wednesday 06 September 2017 / Early intervention

Action for Children reaction to headteachers' polling story.

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"Why I'm backing Fair by Five" - Sally Smith, CEO of Peeple

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Monday 19 September 2016 / Early intervention, Public Affairs
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Find out why the CEO of the charity Peeple is lending her support to Fair by Five.

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

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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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Children aren’t the only ones going back to school this month

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Wednesday 07 September 2016 / Early intervention, Inequality
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Children, teachers and the EYFSP are all heading back to the classroom.

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Public concern over child abuse should inspire action on neglect

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Monday 28 September 2015 / Child neglect

Concern over child abuse, and in particular child sexual exploitation, is an issue high up on the public agenda.

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Parental loneliness and the importance of children’s centres

Friday 18 September 2015 / Children's centres

Becoming a parent is one the most magical life changing experiences for anyone.

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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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Supporting the 'Read on. Get on.' campaign to improve children's literacy

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Monday 08 September 2014 / Early intervention, Literacy
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Action for Children is supporting the 'Read on. Get on.' campaign to get all children reading well by the age of 11. Reading is the key to unlocking any child's future potential and, for our poorest kids, it's one of the best routes out of poverty. Virginia Beardshaw, the Chief Executive of children's communication charity I CAN, tells us more about the campaign...

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Action for Children old boy Walter Tull honoured with £5 coin

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Thursday 04 September 2014 / Heritage
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Orphan Walter Tull is to be commemorated in a £5 coin for his role as the first black combat officer in the British Army during the First World War.

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