Too much, too young: our findings

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Wednesday 22 October 2014 / Care leavers, Chance to stay, Children in care, Youth Homelessness
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Our report - Too much, too young Helping the most vulnerable young people to build stable homes after leaving care – shows that something is going very wrong for the most vulnerable young people who have been in care.

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Laura’s thoughts on her visit the Senedd

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Thursday 16 October 2014 / Care leavers, Children in care, Participation
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Laura, a young person from Cardiff, has been doing work experience at Action for Children this week. She would like to be a social worker in the future. Here are her thoughts on her first visit to the Senedd.

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Aaron's reflections on our Too much Too Young launch

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Aaron is a care leaver from South Wales who has been involved in Too much, Too Young. He came to our event at the Senedd on Tuesday, and here are his thoughts.

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Young people take on "Too much, too young"

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Alex Cunningham MP is a member of the Education Select Committee, which recently held an inquiry looking at the provisions for young people leaving care. Alex continues to be shocked by the realities faced by some of the most vulnerable young people leaving care, as he discusses the findings in Action for Children's new report "Too much, too young".

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Byte Night 2014: sleeping out for young homelessness

Posted by Abigail Gill /

Monday 13 October 2014 / Care leavers, Youth Homelessness
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2014 was the biggest ever Byte Night with just under 1,300 professionals from the IT industry sleeping rough to raise money to tackle youth homelessness. Nationally we’ve raised £750,000 and counting…

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Action for Children at Liberal Democrat Conference

Posted by Chloe Hardy /

Thursday 09 October 2014 / Early intervention

This year, Liberal Democrat Party Conference takes us to Glasgow. Fresh from the referendum on independence, people are still revved up from months of political debate. We’ve met taxi drivers, local delegates and fellow hotel guests still keen to talk politics at the drop of a hat – so Scotland seems a good place for even more discussion. For us, the subject is early action to help children and families, and we’re going for it with gusto.

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Vicky meets the Conservatives

The intrepid team at Action for Children has spent the past few days at Conservative Party Conference, meeting ministers, MPs, candidates and ordinary party members to talk about how we can work together to improve things for the most vulnerable children.

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Allen steals the show at Labour Party conference

We’ve had a busy week (and weekend) at the Labour Party Conference. Action for Children staff have been meeting politicians and attending events. Most importantly, we talked to everyone about how we can achieve our big ambition.

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Supporting the 'Read on. Get on.' campaign to improve children's literacy

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Monday 08 September 2014 / Early intervention, Literacy
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Action for Children is supporting the 'Read on. Get on.' campaign to get all children reading well by the age of 11. Reading is the key to unlocking any child's future potential and, for our poorest kids, it's one of the best routes out of poverty. Virginia Beardshaw, the Chief Executive of children's communication charity I CAN, tells us more about the campaign...

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Action for Children old boy Walter Tull honoured with £5 coin

Posted by Abigail Gill /

Thursday 04 September 2014 / Heritage
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Orphan Walter Tull is to be commemorated in a £5 coin for his role as the first black combat officer in the British Army during the First World War.

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