Action for Children

Discussions about online filters focus on the privacy and civil liberties of adults. In the child protection sector, however, we are not losing sight of the fact that while these optional household filters are far from a silver bullet for keeping children safe online, they certainly help.
On the busiest Christmas shopping day of the year staff at Action for Children are working to support the poorest families across the UK stay warm and fed. This is a sad reflection of the worsening effects of the tough economic times we are in; in previous years we handed out presents during the festive season.
Poverty and parents who struggle always have and always will impact on children profoundly, which is why it's so important these families get the help they need from organisations like ours.
If Chancellor George Osborne caps welfare spending without thinking enough about those in dire need, he is at risk of making a short-sighted mistake for which children will pay the highest price. We have already seen an increasing number of children getting help only when they reach crisis point which, for many, is often too late.
If Chancellor George Osborne caps welfare spending without thinking enough about those in dire need, he is at risk of making a short-sighted mistake for which children will pay the highest price. We have already seen an increasing number of children getting help only when they reach crisis point which, for many, is often too late.
If your life is a doorway, a backpack and the sodden, dirty clothes you are dressed in, then it can be easy to feel unloved, miserable and devoid of any hope for the future. Last year in the UK, 100,000 young people faced a night on the streets. One in three attempted to commit suicide.
Nine out of 10 teachers, police officers and social workers are regularly coming into contact with children they suspect
Children in care are amongst the most disadvantaged and marginalised young people in the UK - and financial support is vital if care leavers are to have the same chances in life as other young people.
I've always been a firm believer in the value of providing children with the opportunity to better themselves. It is an issue that is very close to my heart, having experienced a troubled childhood myself.
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