The importance of the earliest relationships

Thursday 09 June 2016 / Early intervention
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This was saw the launch of the inaugural infant mental health awareness week

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Investing in children’s early development is the brainy choice

Posted by Meredith Davis /

Friday 20 May 2016 / Early intervention, Children's centres, Inequality
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A child’s brain develops rapidly during their first 5 years – they’re born ready to learn, but it’s a work in progress

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Our response to the Queen's Speech

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns /

Wednesday 18 May 2016 / Government spending

In response to the announcement of the Children and Social Work Bill and life chances indicators in the Queen’s speech.

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What does the Queen’s Speech promise for children?

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Amongst the sparkling coronets, red robes, and shouting of archaic pronouncements, was a short speech given by the Queen

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Parents are concerned and we need to listen

Posted by Kate Maher /

Thursday 28 April 2016 / Early intervention
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Our recent poll shows that nearly three out of five parents have worried about their child being ready to start school.

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Hands up, who thinks their parents or carers are their most important teacher?

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Wednesday 20 April 2016 / Children's centres, Early intervention, Inequality
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The first teachers we have don't work in a classroom.

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How to make parenting classes the norm? Ask a parent.

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Wednesday 13 April 2016 / Children's centres, Early intervention
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There is no shortage of books about parenting full of tips, tricks, dos and don’ts. But what do parenting classes offer?

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Overcoming the elephant in the room: getting a Fair Deal for young people

Posted by Danielle Cope /

Wednesday 30 March 2016 / Financial education
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For many disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, financial worries resemble this elephant.

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The impact of the Immigration Bill on care leavers

Posted by Kate Maher /

Friday 18 March 2016 / Care leavers, Children in care
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We are deeply worried about what this Bill could mean for some young people leaving care.

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A Budget for the next generation?

Posted by Shelley Hopkinson /

Thursday 17 March 2016 / Inequality, Early intervention
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The Government’s focus on education starts too late to deliver on their promise to improve children’s life chances.

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