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Helping 387,000 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.

UK's hidden child workforce: Young carers do £12,000 of unpaid work every year

Monday 17 February 2020 /
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Our research hows young carers spend on average 25 hours a week caring for loved ones.

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Julie Bentley steps down as chief executive of Action for Children

Friday 14 February 2020 / Press release
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Julie Bentley announced she is to step down as chief executive of Action for Children.

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Benefits of volunteering as a student

Thursday 13 February 2020 / Young people
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Volunteering as a student lets you take social action in your community as well as tackle issues that you care about.

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Action for Children response to Friday's Joseph Rowntree Foundation report

Friday 07 February 2020 /
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No parent should have to face the awful prospect of their youngster sitting without a plate of food to eat after school

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Storytelling - the benefits of reading to your child

Wednesday 05 February 2020 / Parenting Tips, Speech and Communication
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Storytelling can be extremely beneficial for both you and your little ones.

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