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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.

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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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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Action for Children old boy Walter Tull honoured with £5 coin

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Thursday 04 September 2014 / Heritage
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Orphan Walter Tull is to be commemorated in a £5 coin for his role as the first black combat officer in the British Army during the First World War.

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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 service users visit the Scottish Parliament

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Wednesday 30 July 2014 / Participation
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There are only 50 days to go until Scotland votes on independence and for the first time the voting age has been extended to include 16 and 17 year olds. So we took a group of service users along to the Scottish Parliament to find out more about how Parliament works.

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