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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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Action for Children at Liberal Democrat Conference

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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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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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Child protection: listening to children and professionals

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At Action for Children, we cover a lot of ground. We’re proud of our work with all the children we help, including children in care, disabled children, children in need of protection and more. We provide services in settings ranging from children’s centres to women’s prisons. At the core of all this work lies a principle steering absolutely everything we do: striving to make the lives of children better.

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Young people in Wales help shape new law

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Friday 25 July 2014 / Early intervention, Financial education
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Young people in Wales helped shape a new law which has just been proposed in the National Assembly for Wales. If it becomes a law, the Financial Education and Inclusion (Wales) Bill would make sure that young people who leave care have the skills they need to understand and manage their money when they live independently.

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"No one was listening to me"

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Monday 23 June 2014 / Early intervention, Inequality

“I felt like one of those statistics you hear about on the news. No one was listening to me” This was a comment by one of the young people we work with who spoke to Assembly Members a few weeks ago about their experience of mental health services in Wales. This young person explained that before getting the help she needed, she was scared and had no one to talk to.

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How we make people’s lives better - now, tomorrow and everyday

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Friday 23 May 2014 / Statistics, Early intervention

Another year, another chance to show the difference we make. I want to share with you how over the past year, we’ve made life better for 300,000 people: children, young people, their parents and carers.

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New Year, new resolutions – same old problems

Most New Year’s resolutions are bound to be forgotten by the second week of January. Here are five urgent wishes that for some of the children and young people we work with, will go some way to making their lives better.

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What everyone else did this year

It’s the end of the year, so we decided we needed the obligatory blog post bigging ourselves up for everything we’ve done in 2013. I’m always up for a bit of navel-gazing but after a bit of a brainstorm we realised that we couldn’t have done anything this year without the help of others. So we’re going to big them up instead.

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