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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.

Young people take on "Too much, too young"

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Alex Cunningham MP is a member of the Education Select Committee, which recently held an inquiry looking at the provisions for young people leaving care. Alex continues to be shocked by the realities faced by some of the most vulnerable young people leaving care, as he discusses the findings in Action for Children's new report "Too much, too young".

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Byte Night 2014: sleeping out for young homelessness

Posted by Abigail Gill /

Monday 13 October 2014 / Care leavers, Youth Homelessness
byte-night

2014 was the biggest ever Byte Night with just under 1,300 professionals from the IT industry sleeping rough to raise money to tackle youth homelessness. Nationally we’ve raised £750,000 and counting…

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Action for Children at Liberal Democrat Conference

Posted by Chloe Hardy /

Thursday 09 October 2014 / Early intervention

This year, Liberal Democrat Party Conference takes us to Glasgow. Fresh from the referendum on independence, people are still revved up from months of political debate. We’ve met taxi drivers, local delegates and fellow hotel guests still keen to talk politics at the drop of a hat – so Scotland seems a good place for even more discussion. For us, the subject is early action to help children and families, and we’re going for it with gusto.

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Vicky meets the Conservatives

The intrepid team at Action for Children has spent the past few days at Conservative Party Conference, meeting ministers, MPs, candidates and ordinary party members to talk about how we can work together to improve things for the most vulnerable children.

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Allen steals the show at Labour Party conference

We’ve had a busy week (and weekend) at the Labour Party Conference. Action for Children staff have been meeting politicians and attending events. Most importantly, we talked to everyone about how we can achieve our big ambition.

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