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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.

Preventing child neglect in the UK: what makes services accessible to children and families?

Posted by Hannah Dobbin /

Wednesday 09 April 2014 / Child neglect

Our third annual review of child neglect, produced in partnership with the University of Stirling, is based on the views of more than 5,000 children, young people, parents, carers and professionals. Here's what they told us...

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Why we should talk about child abuse, and not about Cinderella

Posted by Shelley Hopkinson /

Thursday 03 April 2014 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect

There has been a lot of coverage in the news this week about the positive Government response to our campaign to update the criminal law on child neglect. Here's why we should be focusing on child abuse and not fairy tale characters.

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Campaign success: you’ve persuaded the Government to change the law on neglect

Posted by Matt Downie /

Monday 31 March 2014 / Law, Child neglect
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Today something amazing has happened. In todays media the Government said they will update the law on child neglect.

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What children and young people say about child neglect

Posted by Hannah Dobbin /

Friday 28 March 2014 / Child neglect

Action for Children has spoken to over 4,600 children and young people across the UK to get their thoughts on what neglect is and what needs to be done about it. Here’s what they said.

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Chance to Stay – the highs and the lows, and funny bits in between

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Thursday 27 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Participation, Children in care
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The young people who led Chance to Stay – Cyfle I Aros have been talking about their memories of the campaign: the highs and the lows and the laughs.

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