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

Posted by Kate Maher /

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

Posted by Jessica Hillyard /

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

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns /

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

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns /

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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Doorstepping differently: away from the campaign trail

Posted by Sam Reeve /

Tuesday 13 June 2017 / General election, Public Affairs
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With candidates increasingly motivated by local impact, Action for Children has been lending a helping hand.

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Charity Action for Children responds to the LGA’s funding gap research

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We respond to new analysis by the Local Government Association.

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