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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.

Scotland have raised the stakes on care leaving

Posted by Kay Steven /

Tuesday 07 January 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care

Yesterday’s announcement by the Scottish Government was a ground breaking one. They announced that from April 2015, young people in care will have a right to stay until the age of 21. Scotland have trumped England, and the rest of the UK, by extending support for young people in all forms of care – not just foster care – which is why it’s ground breaking.

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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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A dummies guide to helping children

Posted by James Blair /

Tuesday 17 December 2013 / The Red Book, Early intervention

Our boss, Dame Clare Tickell is leaving this week. In her final Huffington Post blog post she points out that there must be a stronger, more consistent emphasis on early intervention services. We agree and here's why.

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The real lives behind our Chance to Stay - Cyfle i Aros campaign

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Thursday 12 December 2013 / Chance to stay, Children in care
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Last week we launched our new campaign to ask the Welsh Government to make sure young people in foster care can stay until they are at least 21. Here are some of the stories of young people, care leavers and foster carers, and why this seemingly simple change matters so much to them.

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