Fewer and farther between: health checks for babies and toddlers

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Almost two thirds of children in some areas do not receive crucial mandatory health visitor checks

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A mini—Budget for children

Wednesday 08 July 2020 / Government spending
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Action for Children's director of policy, Imran Hussain, responds to the Chancellor's mini-budget.

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Domestic Abuse Bill: Children no longer the ‘invisible victims’

Tuesday 30 June 2020 / Domestic Abuse
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The government will amend the Domestic Abuse Bill to recognise children as victims in their own right.

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The 'perfect storm' facing children's services

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Our analysis highlights how available funding for children’s services has fallen £2.2bn since 2010/11.

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Budget 2020: why “levelling up” must start at the bottom

Posted by Sam Reeve /

Wednesday 11 March 2020 / Government spending
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Attention needs to be paid to the more complex task of supporting disadvantaged children and families.

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Marmot Review: Ten years on

Posted by Imran Hussain /

Tuesday 25 February 2020 / Early intervention, Government spending, Inequality
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Director of Policy Imran Hussain reflects on the recent Marmot Review, which found a 'slowdown in life expectancy'.

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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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How the Queen’s Speech can still work for vulnerable children

Tuesday 15 October 2019 / Inequality, Child neglect
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With the Domestic Abuse Bill passing its Second Reading, there's a chance to improve the lives of vulnerable children.

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