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

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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.

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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?

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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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Our response to the 2016 budget

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Wednesday 16 March 2016 / Government spending
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Our response to the Chancellor’s announcement today on schools reforms.

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Budget 2016 is a chance to set the tone for the years to come

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Tuesday 15 March 2016 / Government spending, Early intervention
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Budget 2016 is a chance to set the tone for the years to come

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MPs and Peers raised the issue. But you made the difference.

Posted by Chloe Hardy /

Wednesday 02 March 2016 / Cost of living
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As part of the End Child Poverty Coalition our supporters got stuck in and made the difference.

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