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  • • Nearly half of children in care have a mental health disorder
  • • 4.2 million children in the UK are living in poverty
  • • Nearly half of children in care have a mental health disorder
  • • 1.4 million children & young people have a probable mental health disorder
  • • 1 in 5 babies aren’t receiving their entitled health visiting check at one year old
 

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Reacting to today’s Labour Party Manifesto launch

Reacting to the Labour Party Manifesto, the Children’s Charities Coalition – Action for Children, Barnardo’s, NCB, NSPCC, The Children’s Society – said: 
Our joint letter to Party Leaders

Our joint letter to Party Leaders

In order to give all children the best chance in life their needs must be considered at all stages of policy making across Government.
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Reacting to today’s Conservative Party Manifesto launch

Reacting to today’s Conservative Party Manifesto launch, the Children's Charities Coalition said:
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Reacting to today’s Liberal Democrat Manifesto launch

Reacting to today’s Liberal Democrat Manifesto launch, a spokesperson for the Children’s Charities Coalition* said:
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New data shows that ‘at least one in four children in poverty in two-thirds of constituencies

This new research paints a devastating picture of the financial struggle that children and families are experiencing across the UK today.
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The next election is a “crucial opportunity to put children’s experiences at the centre of decision making”

Ahead of the General Election on 4th July, it is crucial that the needs of babies, children and young people are prioritised. They deserve safer, happier and healthier childhoods and more equal access to opportunities.
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The Children’s Charities Coalition – Action for Children, Barnardo’s, National Children’s Bureau, NSPCC, The Children’s Society – respond to Gordan Brown’s recent call to tackle child poverty

Gordon Brown is right to call for action to tackle child poverty which is having an overwhelming impact on children and families up and down the country.
Continuing rise in cruelty crimes against babies and young children

Continuing rise in cruelty crimes against babies and young children

The number of child cruelty crimes involving babies and young children has risen every year since before the pandemic, new data obtained by children’s charities reveals. 
CCC respond to the Children’s Commissioner’s survey “The Big Ambition”.

CCC respond to the Children’s Commissioner’s survey “The Big Ambition”.

The Children's Commissioner's survey The Big Ambition released 25 March 2024 receives a response from the Children's Charities Coalition.
CCC responds to poll finding children don’t feel listened to by politicians

CCC responds to poll finding children don’t feel listened to by politicians

In response to polling released on the Independent, the Children's Charities Coalition issue a response after polling mirrors the findings released at the start of 2024 from the coalition.
The Children’s Charities Coalition react to the Chancellor’s 2024 Budget

The Children’s Charities Coalition react to the Chancellor’s 2024 Budget

In reaction to the Chancellor’s Budget, CEOs from the Children’s Charities Coalition: Paul Carberry: Action for Children; Lynn Perry MBE: Barnardo’s; Mark Russell: The Children’s Society; Anna Feuchtwang: National Children’s Bureau; Sir Peter Wanless: NSPCC respond.
A golden opportunity to tackle the crisis facing childhoods

A golden opportunity to tackle the crisis facing childhoods

Ahead of the Budget CEOs from a Coalition of Children’s Charities - Paul Carberry: Action for Children, Lynn Perry MBE: Barnardo’s, Mark Russell: The Children’s Society, Anna Feuchtwang: National Children’s Bureau, Sir Peter Wanless: NSPCC – had these words for the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt
The coalition responds to the ADCS call for ‘national plan for childhood’

The coalition responds to the ADCS call for ‘national plan for childhood’

The Children’s Charities Coalition - Action for Children, Barnardo’s, NCB, NSPCC, The Children’s Society respond to The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) call for a 'national plan for childhood'.
Tim Loughton MP and Baroness Floella at the Parliamentary drop-in event for Children at the Table campaign launch

The Children’s Charities Coalition host launch event in Parliament

On the Jan 24 2024 we launched our campaign by hosting a Parliamentary drop-in event and young people led the way! Watch the highlights.
Politicians don’t understand us, say nation’s children

Politicians don’t understand us, say nation’s children

New data released today, 24th January, 2024, by the Children’s Charities Coalition highlights that children feel politicians don’t understand their lives and aren’t listening to them as the country prepares for a general election.
Rebecca

Rebecca

“I couldn't get a part time job when I was in school because I was caring for my sister. Caring was my job, but I didn’t get paid for it.”
Children At The Table - Case Study

Corrine, aged 24

“When Barnardo’s makes a promise, they keep the promise.” With Barnardo’s help, one young mum went from feelings of isolation and post-natal depression to speaking up for others at the 2023 political party conferences.