We have to turn the tide when it comes to cutting early intervention services

Wednesday 15 November 2017 / Early intervention, Government spending
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Early intervention spending is falling as central government funding is cut. A change of direction is urgently needed.

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When it comes to forgetting about children’s centres the Government’s time is up

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Monday 23 October 2017 / Early intervention, Children's centres
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Councillors across the country think the Government isn't doing enough when it comes to early years family support.

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Struggle, stigma … success? What it’s like to be a young parent today

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Friday 13 October 2017 / Mental health, Children's centres
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Young parents, like any other parents, want the absolute best for their children, but it's not always that easy.

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Children are left out in the cold with the current benefits freeze

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Wednesday 04 October 2017 / Early intervention, Government spending
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The impact of wider spending freezes affecting the lives of children and families remains off the agenda.

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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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Revolving Door: Are vulnerable children overlooked?

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Our new research puts the spotlight on an estimated 140,000 children who are overlooked on the fringes of social care.

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36 years is too long to be playing catch-up

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Thursday 03 August 2017 / Early intervention, Inequality
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A new report shows it will take decades to close the gap in outcomes for children government needs to act now.

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Stuck in the blocks: why we need to do more on child development

Posted by Sam Reeve /

Friday 28 July 2017 / Early intervention, Children's centres
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The need for a great start isn’t restricted to the athletics track.

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Action for Children response to Social Mobility Commission report

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Wednesday 28 June 2017 / Government spending, Early intervention
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Head of policy and research at Action for Children, Eleanor Briggs responds.

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The longest day, but a shortened speech

Posted by Sam Reeve /

Wednesday 21 June 2017 / Government spending, General election, Mental health
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Midsummer brought the State Opening of Parliament and a Queen’s Speech that, in contrast, was much shorter than usual

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