Guest blog: How do we make services accessible to neglected children and their families?

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Friday 02 May 2014 / Child neglect

Professor Brigid Daniel writes a guest blog on our third annual review of child neglect and how she thinks services can be made more accessible to children and their families.

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Preventing child neglect in the UK: what makes services accessible to children and families?

Posted by Hannah Dobbin /

Wednesday 09 April 2014 / Child neglect

Our third annual review of child neglect, produced in partnership with the University of Stirling, is based on the views of more than 5,000 children, young people, parents, carers and professionals. Here's what they told us...

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Why we should talk about child abuse, and not about Cinderella

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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

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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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Chance to Stay – the highs and the lows, and funny bits in between

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Thursday 27 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Participation, Children in care
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The young people who led Chance to Stay – Cyfle I Aros have been talking about their memories of the campaign: the highs and the lows and the laughs.

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Why is child neglect the scandal that never breaks?

Posted by Hannah Dobbin /

Tuesday 25 March 2014 / Child neglect

Our report – Child neglect: the scandal that never breaks – sets out the barriers to tackling neglect and what needs to be done.

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Success! Together we have changed the law in Wales so that young people in foster care have the Chance to Stay

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Wednesday 19 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care, Participation
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“A big thank you to everyone who took part in such an amazing campaign. We should all be proud.....WEVE DONE IT!" That’s the message one of our young campaigners sent last night, after Assembly Members in Wales voted unanimously to strengthen the law to give young people in foster care the chance to stay until they are 21.

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Delivering your messages direct

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Friday 14 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care
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Today we delivered all your messages about why a Chance to Stay matters so much to Gwenda Thomas AM.

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Dear Assembly Members

Posted by James Blair /

Wednesday 12 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care

Who's running our campaign to let young people have the Chance to Stay with their foster families? Young people of course. They've driven the campaign from the start. Ahead of a vote to strengthen the rules on giving a Chance to Stay and to make more money available, the young people have written to all Assembly Members. They want to make sure AMs understand how important this is to fostered young people and, well read for yourself...

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