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Helping more than 300,000 children, young people and families every year across the UK there's a lot going on at Action for Children. So stay up to date with what's happening nationally and in your community.

Carrots and sticks – and when they don’t work

Measures in the Queen’s Speech could cause unintentional harm

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Jobseeker’s allowance change must help, not hinder, young people

Wednesday 27 May 2015 / Press release, Young people

Action for Children responds to today's Queen's speech

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UK’s most vulnerable young people don’t have parental ‘safety net’

Wednesday 20 May 2015 / Young people, Events, Press release

One in three (30 per cent) young people phone their parents every day after moving out of the family home.

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An election roundup from Northern Ireland

Posted by Patrick Malone /

Wednesday 20 May 2015 / Cost of living, Budget cuts, Law

An election roundup and what this means for Northern Ireland.

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Football tournament raises cash for Action for Children

Tuesday 12 May 2015 / Fundraising

The Film Industry Football Event (FIFE) 2015 raised more than £20,000 for Action for Children.

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