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Helping 368,648 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.

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Supporting the 'Read on. Get on.' campaign to improve children's literacy

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Monday 08 September 2014 / Early intervention, Literacy
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Action for Children is supporting the 'Read on. Get on.' campaign to get all children reading well by the age of 11. Reading is the key to unlocking any child's future potential and, for our poorest kids, it's one of the best routes out of poverty. Virginia Beardshaw, the Chief Executive of children's communication charity I CAN, tells us more about the campaign...

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Child protection: listening to children and professionals

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At Action for Children, we cover a lot of ground. We’re proud of our work with all the children we help, including children in care, disabled children, children in need of protection and more. We provide services in settings ranging from children’s centres to women’s prisons. At the core of all this work lies a principle steering absolutely everything we do: striving to make the lives of children better.

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Young people in Wales help shape new law

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Friday 25 July 2014 / Early intervention, Financial education
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Young people in Wales helped shape a new law which has just been proposed in the National Assembly for Wales. If it becomes a law, the Financial Education and Inclusion (Wales) Bill would make sure that young people who leave care have the skills they need to understand and manage their money when they live independently.

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"No one was listening to me"

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Monday 23 June 2014 / Early intervention, Inequality

“I felt like one of those statistics you hear about on the news. No one was listening to me” This was a comment by one of the young people we work with who spoke to Assembly Members a few weeks ago about their experience of mental health services in Wales. This young person explained that before getting the help she needed, she was scared and had no one to talk to.

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How we make people’s lives better - now, tomorrow and everyday

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Friday 23 May 2014 / Statistics, Early intervention

Another year, another chance to show the difference we make. I want to share with you how over the past year, we’ve made life better for 300,000 people: children, young people, their parents and carers.

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