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What does the Queen’s Speech promise for children?

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Amongst the sparkling coronets, red robes, and shouting of archaic pronouncements, was a short speech given by the Queen

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Our response to the 2016 budget

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Wednesday 16 March 2016 / Government spending
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Our response to the Chancellor’s announcement today on schools reforms.

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Budget 2016 is a chance to set the tone for the years to come

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Tuesday 15 March 2016 / Government spending, Early intervention
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Budget 2016 is a chance to set the tone for the years to come

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Children will be losing in the long run

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Early intervention saves in the long-term. Time to give local authorities the resources they need to make it the default

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Our review of 2015: Part Two

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The second part of our review kicks off at the midpoint of 2015 with children’s centres and early years on the agenda.

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It is time to look Beyond the Building for children’s centres

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Wednesday 29 July 2015 / Children's centres, Early intervention, Government spending
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Children’s centres are a crucial part of local support to children and families. We want to keep it this way.

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A Budget for the “working people” overlooks some of the most vulnerable

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Friday 10 July 2015 / Cost of living, Government spending
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Amongst the noise about the living wage we have to make sure that we don’t let the most vulnerable get overlooked.

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As the volume rises we have to keep listening to those who matter the most

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Friday 26 June 2015 / Government spending, Cost of living
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With difficult decisions to be made we need to keep listening to the children, young people and families.

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Carrots and sticks – and when they don’t work

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Friday 29 May 2015 / Government spending
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Measures in the Queen’s Speech could cause unintentional harm

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