Filtered by category: Children in care

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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The impact of the Immigration Bill on care leavers

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Friday 18 March 2016 / Care leavers, Children in care
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We are deeply worried about what this Bill could mean for some young people leaving care.

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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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Our review of 2015: Part One

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The first part of our round-up of 2015 looks back at the run-up to the general election and the Queen’s Speech.

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A continuum of care: how can we help young people on the edge?

Posted by Kate Maher /

Monday 14 December 2015 / Care leavers, Children in care
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Entering care as a teenager is a difficult part of an already uncertain journey into adulthood.

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Time to make it clear what care is for

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Friday 19 June 2015 / Care leavers, Children in care, Mental health
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The mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people in care is simply not being prioritised.

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What is care for?

Friday 12 June 2015 / Children in care
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This week we held an event with other children’s charities in Wales to ask, and get some answers, to this question.

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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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Spending on prevention will save on the cure #Budget2015

In the last Budget before the general election earlier this week, Chancellor George Osborne set out the Government’s spending plans for the next 12 months. Amongst the big headlines focusing on growth forecasts, taxes and pensions there was an announcement which could make a big difference to the support available to some of the children, young people and families that Action for Children works with.

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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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