Support for children and families

Children and young people are suffering because they don't get help early enough and current crisis-driven approaches are unsustainable.

We know that tackling problems before families reach crisis point is better for everyone and can save public money, especially at a time when budgets are squeezed. Effective early support services can also help to reduce inequality and break cycles of deprivation.

We're working with other leading children's charities to promote a shift towards early intervention and preventative spending in children's services.

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The Government is taking action on domestic abuse. But is enough being done for children?

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns
Friday, May 11, 2018

Is enough being done for children in the battle against domestic abuse?

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Damian Hinds, you've had 100 days of introductions and meetings, now time for action

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Parents take to parliament to demand action on government cuts to children's services

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Spring Statement: Our response to the Chancellor

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

An Action for Children spokesperson gives their response to the chancellors recent Spring Statement.

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