Sir Tony Hawkhead

Chief Executive of Action for Children

Sir Tony joined Action for Children in March 2014 as chief executive. He is also a non-executive director at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Before joining Action for Children, Tony was Chief Executive of Groundwork UK
Getting Children Ready for School - It Doesn't Just

Getting Children Ready for School - It Doesn't Just Happen

A child's life is full of monumental first steps and starting school is one of them. Yet a recent Unicef report on inequality of child wellbeing across the richest countries in the world highlighted the fact that the UK is continuing to let children fall behind in education.
11/05/2016 10:29 BST
We Need a Bold New Vision to Support Children in the Early

We Need a Bold New Vision to Support Children in the Early Years

A child's early years are vital to their chances later in life. Learning to walk and talk, starting to make friends and build relationships outside the immediate family and developing a desire for independence all happen in this period before school. Because this is such an important time, children and their parents need support.
20/11/2015 12:29 GMT
Vulnerable Young People Paying the Price of Financial Skills

Vulnerable Young People Paying the Price of Financial Skills Gap

For many young people managing money can be confusing but many of us are lucky enough to have the safety net of friends and family to help us get to grips with the challenges. For vulnerable young people, who may face difficult family relationships, are in and out of care or have nowhere permanent to live, not having basic budgeting skills can leave them "just coping" to get by.
27/10/2015 17:43 GMT
Young People Who Need the Most Help With Money Are Getting the

Young People Who Need the Most Help With Money Are Getting the Least

Young people armed with budgeting skills and the knowledge necessary to manage money have a greater chance of finding and holding down a job. We know that people who are in control of their lives and finances are more resilient, more able to find and keep a job, and more likely to create a stable home.
15/07/2015 17:47 BST