Actor Jess Hynes: why I've joined the campaign for better childhoods

Tuesday 09 July 2019 / Campaigns
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Childhoods are getting worse - not better - for children in the UK. But we can help change this

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Parliamentary event urges government to Choose Childhood

Friday 02 August 2019 / Events, Campaigns
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Hundreds of supporters gathered at Parliament to call on government to create a National Childhood Strategy.

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Childhood is in crisis. It’s time for government to act

Monday 08 July 2019 / Campaigns
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Our Choose Childhood campaign calls on government to create an urgent action plan for children

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Was your relative in one of our first children’s homes? View our gallery

Tuesday 02 April 2019 / Campaigns
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In its 150th year, Action for Children wants to remember the lives of some of the first children it cared for.

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4 things you didn’t know about children’s centres

Thursday 21 February 2019 / Campaigns
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Read our blog on the 4 things that you didn't know about children's centres across the UK.

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Half of Brits admit re-gifting presents

Wednesday 14 November 2018 / Press release, Campaigns
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It may be the season of goodwill but we found that half of Brits ‘re-gift’ their unwanted presents.

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One third of 15 to 18-year-olds are suffering from mental health issues

Wednesday 17 October 2018 / Press release, Campaigns
Girl on steps BLUES PROGRAMME

From speaking to over 5000 young people across the UK, we found that 33% needed mental health support

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Action for Children welcomes our new CEO

Friday 10 August 2018 / Responses
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At Action for Children, we are pleased to welcome our new CEO, Julie Bentley.

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Depression can ruin lives if it's left untreated. I know that because it was close to ruining mine.

Wednesday 08 August 2018 / Fundraising
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When I was 17 my friend died. I blamed myself and fell into depression. I don't want that to happen to someone else.

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