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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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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An election roundup from Northern Ireland

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Wednesday 20 May 2015 / Cost of living, Law

An election roundup and what this means for Northern Ireland.

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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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Wow, our campaigners rock!

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Friday 24 April 2015 / Participation
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Up and down the country, hundreds of you dedicated campaigners have taken action.

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Reflections on BASCPAN and the Welsh Neglect Project

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Friday 17 April 2015 / Safeguarding, Child neglect
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This week I travelled to Edinburgh from Cardiff to attend the UK’s biggest safeguarding conference held by BASPCAN.

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Improving the quality of residential care in the sector

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Tuesday 14 April 2015 / Care leavers

Action for Children has teamed up with the Who Cares? Trust to support the residential care sector.

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Young Ambassadors Amira and Phoebe question politicians

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Wednesday 01 April 2015 / Mental health, Participation

Last week Action for Children Ambassadors, Amira and Phoebe, did some ‘door knocking’ at the Department for Education. Along with young people from The Children’s Society, NSPCC and Save the Children, they held a meeting with then Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan and Schools Minister David Laws, to grill the MPs about issues that matter to them and ensure children’s voices are heard during the general election. Here’s what they thought about the experience…

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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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