Filtered by month: December

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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Giving every child a safe, loving home is not only a private matter

Posted by Kate Mulley /

Thursday 10 December 2015 / Children's centres, Early intervention
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We worked on a series of events this autumn, looking at the role of local authorities in supporting parenting.

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A Life Chances Act must protect children's futures

Posted by Shelley Hopkinson /

Monday 07 December 2015 / Early intervention, Children's centres, Inequality
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The latest from Action for Children's work in Parliament - children's life chances.

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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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Bonymaen young mums are #payingtheprice

Posted by Beth Jenkins AM /

Thursday 18 December 2014 / Financial education, Cost of living
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Bethan Jenkins AM reflects on our latest report on financial inclusion, Paying the Price, and how these issues affect people in her own constituency, She explains the political opportunities in Wales to make real changes.

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Vulnerable young people and debt: in their words

Posted by Abigail Gill /

Monday 15 December 2014 / Financial education

Our report, Paying the Price, considers the cost of vulnerable young people not receiving a decent financial education. They often end up in debt, which can lead to serious consequences as they become independent. We explore the issue through the words of our young people and staff.

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Vulnerable young people are #PayingThePrice

Posted by Fiona Bruce MP /

Thursday 11 December 2014 / Financial education

We know that with financial education young people can make better financial decisions and avoid unmanageable debt. Those who experience financial problems are more likely to take risks, be unsafe or become homeless.

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Time to change the way we spend

Friday 05 December 2014 / The Red Book, Autumn statement, Children's centres

This week’s Autumn Statement was the last big parliamentary event of 2014 - and one of the last before next May’s General Election. Without a change of approach at all levels, the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement could have stark implications for the services children and families rely on.

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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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A dummies guide to helping children

Posted by James Blair /

Tuesday 17 December 2013 / The Red Book, Early intervention

Our boss, Dame Clare Tickell is leaving this week. In her final Huffington Post blog post she points out that there must be a stronger, more consistent emphasis on early intervention services. We agree and here's why.

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