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Helping 368,648 children, young people and families every year across the UK there's a lot going on at Action for Children. So stay up to date with what's happening nationally and in your community.

Filtered by month: August

Welcoming a new foster child into your home

Thursday 20 August 2020 / Parenting Tips
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While it’s a personal experience, there are steps all foster carers can take to make a new foster child feel welcome.

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Fewer and farther between: health checks for babies and toddlers

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Almost two thirds of children in some areas do not receive crucial mandatory health visitor checks

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NI executive must prioritise children & young people as much as health and economy: Plea from over 50 organisations

Friday 07 August 2020 /
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Over 50 organisations are urging the government to prioritise and protect vulnerable children and young people.

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How fostering filled a gap we didn’t even realise we had

Thursday 06 August 2020 / Fostering, Families
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John and Geraldine share their fostering journey and how they introduced three boys into their family.

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"Employers often find it difficult to understand an adopter’s journey": Being an adopter during lockdown

Saturday 01 August 2020 / Adoption, Families
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One of our adopters recently wrote to us explaining how his family has had to adapt during lockdown.

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