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What can we expect from the new Government?

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A Government with an overall majority means a clearer than expected political environment in which we can work

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The quality of residential care services

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Tuesday 17 March 2015 / Child neglect, Emotional neglect, Law

For years, Action for Children has been making as much noise as we can about the severe abuse suffered by neglected children.

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Better protection for children is now law

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Friday 06 March 2015 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect

This week something important happened. The Serious Crime Act became law. For the first time in over 80 years the criminal law protecting children in England and Wales will recognise sustained emotional abuse, which causes psychological harm, as a crime.

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Northern Ireland Children's Bill Progress

Posted by Patrick Malone /

Friday 13 February 2015 / Children's rights, Law

A joined up approach to the delivery of services to children and young people in Northern Ireland came a step closer recently with the passing of the Second Stage of a Private Member’s Bill through the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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

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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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The Queen announces update to child neglect law

Posted by Matt Downie /

Wednesday 04 June 2014 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect

Minutes ago the Queen announced the Government will update the law on child neglect.

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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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Where is emotional child abuse illegal?

Wednesday 15 January 2014 / Children's rights, Emotional neglect, Child neglect, Law

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is an international human rights treaty giving all children and young people a set of rights. Today is the 22nd anniversary of the treaty coming into force so we're looking at the law on child neglect around the world.

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