Filtered by month: March

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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MPs and Peers raised the issue. But you made the difference.

Posted by Chloe Hardy /

Wednesday 02 March 2016 / Cost of living
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As part of the End Child Poverty Coalition our supporters got stuck in and made the difference.

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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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‘Beyond Male Role Models’: key issues in working with young men

Last week we launched the final report of our two year ESRC-funded research project, ‘Beyond Male Role Models; gender identities and work with young men’.

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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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The quality of residential care services

Posted by Emma Smale /

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

Posted by Shelley Hopkinson /

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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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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