Action for Children
02/22/2017 at 12:27. Facebook
Today the Duchess of Cambridge visits two Action for Children services. We're at our Torfaen children's centre where she has been meeting foster carers, parents and young people helped by the MIST service.
Action for Children
yesterday at 20:31. Facebook
Our incredible staff and volunteers up and down the country are dedicated to improving the lives of children and families every day. Like this post to say a big thank you to them!
Action for Children
02/20/2017 at 12:21. Facebook
We specialise in adoption in a few specific areas of the UK. If you're based in one of these areas and interested get in touch with our team today. They will support you every step of the way: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Action for Children
02/19/2017 at 19:22. Facebook
We hope you had a happy half term, but if it was less than perfect remember that every mistake is a lesson learned.
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02/18/2017 at 12:10. Facebook
Sign up for your very own #GiantWiggle today for some The Very Hungry Caterpillar fun: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Action for Children
02/17/2017 at 12:14. Facebook
Alcohol and substance misuse are two of the most common factors in cases of child neglect and abuse. Parents need support to learn about the effects of their drinking on their children and to learn the skills they need to better look after them. We work with families to address the root cause of the problem and give children the best start in life [ Bit.ly Link ]
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02/16/2017 at 12:41. Facebook
Read how Nicola helps young people get into work by providing vocational training, equipping them with vital skills: [ Bit.ly Link ]

How we are helping young people in Scotland get into employment

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02/15/2017 at 12:21. Facebook
It's Children of Alcoholics week and we're highlighting the impact that substance misuse has on children in the home. Sunita tells us of the severe impact her drinking had on her and her family.
"I’d drink if I were sad, I’d drink if I was happy, I would just drink and I would not admit I had this problem with alcohol at all, I just would not admit it. I was getting my son to school, I were...
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"Love's inside of all of us and at certain times it gets on the outside as well" - Parker, Year 4

We asked our Little Voices what they thought about love for some seriously cute Valentine's fun
If you've been thinking about adoption, we've got answers to lots of common questions and we'll be sharing them throughout the next couple of weeks. We're hoping to bust some myths and show that almost anyone can adopt. Find out more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Ruth became an adoptive mum 6 months ago and she said it's the most rewarding thing she has ever done.
"When she first came to live with me she really struggled with calling me Mum or Mummy. This was understandable, given her history, so it’s something I never pushed. There was a moment a few months in when she suddenly switched to calling me Mummy and that moment was absolutely...
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There are hundreds of children looking for adoptive parents.
Whether you’re young or older, married or single, male or female, gay or straight, renting or a homeowner – you can give a child or children a loving, supportive home.

If you'd like to find out more, visit [ Actionforchildren.org.uk Link ]
Sarah's mum and step-dad have complex health needs which was making it difficult for them to cope with Sarah's behaviour. We helped by giving guidance on positive parenting and creating routines, as well as practical help with their benefits and budgeting.

Read their full story: [ Actionforchildren.org.uk Link ]
Do you know what your children are up to online?

The internet can be dangerous, so it's good to be open with your children and talk to them about how they use the internet.

Have a look at our top tips for keeping your children safe online. [ Bit.ly Link ]
It’s estimated that child sexual abuse could affect as many as 36% of girls and 29% of boys.

According to the NSPCC nearly three-quarters of sexually abused children didn’t tell anyone about the abuse at the time, and a third still hadn’t told anyone by early adulthood.

That's not ok.

Several of our services specialise in helping families and children affected by sexual abuse. We need to...
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"No matter how confident I am in his ability to be sensible online, he is young, and that brings with it naivety which could be exploited."

Today is safer internet day, so we interviewed Callum, a young blogger and his mum, Liz. Find out why Callum loves vlogging so much, and how Liz makes sure he stays safe on YouTube.

The life of a young YouTube vlogger

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It's Safer Internet Day. Do you know the minimum age for each of the social media channels? Share this with your friends and family. We can all play a part in helping to create a better and safer online community.
1,130 children's centres in the UK have been closed down since 2010, and more than 100 have been closed or downgraded in the past 10 months.

These centres exist for families and children who need extra support. All children deserve a good start in life, no matter what their background is.

Children's centres can help with: parenting classes, post-natal support, speech and language support,...
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Children's centres disappear at rate of 10 a month

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This week is Children's Mental Health Week. The aim is to encourage all of us — adults and children alike — to spread a little kindness.

We’ve all known someone going through a tough time, and it can be hard to know what to do to help, especially where children are involved. It may sound simple but in these moments, small acts of kindness can make all the difference.

We're supporting the...
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Meet Manon. She's 10 years old. She's also a young carer who helps look after her brother, Louie. She is supported by our Gwynedd Young Carers.

She told us: ‘I help Louie every day and sometimes I have to persuade him to get out of bed as he’s very sluggish if he hasn’t slept properly. I help Mum make his breakfast and help make sure he gets to school. He can behave badly when he’s angry and...
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