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MPs of all parties call for early action

A report from an all-party group of MPs takes the latest neurological and psychological research and turns it into socia

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Going in the right direction?

Posted by Sir Tony Hawkhead /

Wednesday 18 February 2015 / Early intervention

With the countdown to the General Election firmly underway, discussing whether early intervention is a political priority is a particularly timely topic.

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Serious Crime Bill Update

Action for Children has been campaigning to update the criminal law on child neglect for 5 years, and now we’re in the home stretch.

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Every talk helps - Lewys' thoughts on mental health services in Wales

Posted by Lewys R /

Monday 19 January 2015 / Early intervention, Participation, Professional relationships
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Lewys R is a young person who uses one of Action for Children's emotional health services in Wales. He took part in the National Assembly for Wales inquiry into CAMHS services and recently met the Welsh Government's Health and Social Services Minister. Here he shares his experiences.

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Prioritising emotional and mental health for children in care

Posted by Abigail Gill /

Tuesday 13 January 2015 / Children in care, Care leavers, Early intervention

Our response to a government consultation on promoting the health and welfare of looked-after children last week was an opportunity to highlight the need to prioritise the emotional and mental health of children and young people in care. From our research and direct work with vulnerable young people, we know that this is an area of urgent need.

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