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Helping 387,000 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.

Serious Crime Bill Update

Action for Children has been campaigning to update the criminal law on child neglect for 5 years, and now we’re in the home stretch.

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Every talk helps - Lewys' thoughts on mental health services in Wales

Posted by Lewys R /

Monday 19 January 2015 / Early intervention, Participation, Professional relationships
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Lewys R is a young person who uses one of Action for Children's emotional health services in Wales. He took part in the National Assembly for Wales inquiry into CAMHS services and recently met the Welsh Government's Health and Social Services Minister. Here he shares his experiences.

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Prioritising emotional and mental health for children in care

Posted by Abigail Gill /

Tuesday 13 January 2015 / Children in care, Care leavers, Early intervention

Our response to a government consultation on promoting the health and welfare of looked-after children last week was an opportunity to highlight the need to prioritise the emotional and mental health of children and young people in care. From our research and direct work with vulnerable young people, we know that this is an area of urgent need.

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Your amazing campaign wins in 2014 – here’s to more in 2015

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns /

Friday 02 January 2015 / Care leavers, Child neglect, Law

What a year it has been! Together we have made real change happen. In 2014, Action for Children and you, our campaign supporters, achieved a lot.

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#PayingthePrice campaign so far

Posted by Abdi Mohamed /

Monday 22 December 2014 / Statistics, Financial education, Care leavers

Hundreds of our supporters have been taking action over the past week in support of our new report and campaign, Paying the Price.

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