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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.

Our #takeoverday at Action for Children

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns /

Friday 29 November 2013 / Participation
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As part of the Children’s Commissioner Takeover Day, young people from our services have been taking over our offices.

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Bringing the theories to life: why we interviewed children and families

Posted by Douglas Dowell /

Monday 25 November 2013 / Cost of living, Case studies, The Red Book
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For Red Book 2013 we spoke directly to some of the families we work with, to get their views on what life is like for them.

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An out of date law and an out of date system?

Posted by Shelley Hopkinson /

Friday 22 November 2013 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect
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Today MPs should have had a chance to debate the criminal law on child neglect in Parliament. The debate didn’t happen and we’re again disappointed that a chance to protect children has been missed.

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Victims of child neglect deliver their stories to Prime Minister

Posted by James Blair /

Tuesday 19 November 2013 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect
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Tina and Collette both suffered neglect as children. They hand-delivered a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron telling him their stories and asking for his support in changing the out of date child neglect law.

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The story so far: see our Storify slideshow of Red Book 2013 coverage

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Monday 18 November 2013 / The Red Book, Statistics

We've compiled the best of our media coverage, tweets and comments for Red Book 2013 into a handy Storify slideshow. Take a look to follow the story so far...

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