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New Year, new resolutions – same old problems

Most New Year’s resolutions are bound to be forgotten by the second week of January. Here are five urgent wishes that for some of the children and young people we work with, will go some way to making their lives better.

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What everyone else did this year

It’s the end of the year, so we decided we needed the obligatory blog post bigging ourselves up for everything we’ve done in 2013. I’m always up for a bit of navel-gazing but after a bit of a brainstorm we realised that we couldn’t have done anything this year without the help of others. So we’re going to big them up instead.

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Is early intervention a pipe dream?

Posted by Meg Munn MP /

Wednesday 11 December 2013 / Early intervention, Children's centres, The Red Book
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Meg Munn MP discusses the future for early intervention and the shift in the threshold for help, recently identified by the social work journal Community Care.

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Putting food on the table: the cost of living for our families

Posted by Douglas Dowell /

Friday 15 November 2013 / Cost of living, Children's centres, The Red Book
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For families whose income has gone down, every penny counts – and as the cost of living goes up the struggle to make ends meet gets even harder. Read Helen's story, explaining the tough decisions she has to make on a daily basis.

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Early intervention works, but austerity is its biggest threat

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‘Early intervention’ seems to be the concept of the moment - it’s snappy, it’s punchy and it sounds like we mean business. But early intervention isn't one ‘ta-da!’ moment, it’s a lengthy complicated journey.

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