Filtered by category: Care leavers

A continuum of care: how can we help young people on the edge?

Posted by Kate Maher /

Monday 14 December 2015 / Care leavers, Children in care
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Entering care as a teenager is a difficult part of an already uncertain journey into adulthood.

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Getting a fair deal?

Posted by Shelley Hopkinson /

Tuesday 14 July 2015 / Care leavers, Cost of living, Financial education
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Action for Children have been speaking to young people about what would help them to better manage their money.

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Time to make it clear what care is for

Posted by Emma Smale /

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 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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Improving the quality of residential care in the sector

Posted by Emma Smale /

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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‘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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Prioritising emotional and mental health for children in care

Posted by Abigail Gill /

Tuesday 13 January 2015 / Children in care, Care leavers, Early intervention

Our response to a government consultation on promoting the health and welfare of looked-after children last week was an opportunity to highlight the need to prioritise the emotional and mental health of children and young people in care. From our research and direct work with vulnerable young people, we know that this is an area of urgent need.

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Your amazing campaign wins in 2014 – here’s to more in 2015

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns /

Friday 02 January 2015 / Care leavers, Child neglect, Law

What a year it has been! Together we have made real change happen. In 2014, Action for Children and you, our campaign supporters, achieved a lot.

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#PayingthePrice campaign so far

Posted by Abdi Mohamed /

Monday 22 December 2014 / Statistics, Financial education, Care leavers

Hundreds of our supporters have been taking action over the past week in support of our new report and campaign, Paying the Price.

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