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With over 80,000 children in England now in care, it is vital that we listen to those who have experience of the care system. They know better than anyone how the system can be improved and what they need to thrive. #ItsOurCare [4/4]
Meet 21 year old Rachel. She grew up in care and is now considered a 'care leaver'. She wants to see young people in care treated with love. Today, she spoke to MPs about her experience of leaving the care system and feeling "forgotten about." #ItsOurCare [3/4]
RT The independent review of Children's social care offers a once in a generation opportunity to transform a system that isn't working. Today, we're empowering young people to share their experiences to make sure the care system works for those that need it. #ItsOurCare [2/4]
Today is our #DayOfAction. Along with our incredible charity coalition, we're empowering 100 young people that have grown up in care to share their experiences with key policy makers, to help drive REAL change. #ItsOurCare [1/4]
UK #inflation is now 9.1% - the highest rate in 40 years. Families are being pushed into poverty with rising food, fuel and energy costs. The government needs to act before the #CostOfLivingCrisis becomes a catastrophe. theguardian.com/business/2022/…
Rachel grew up in care. Now she's using her voice to ask the government to improve the care system for children and young people. Follow us tomorrow as we're joined by 100 more young people all ready to have their say at the #ItsOurCare event 📢S
Food poverty in the UK is among the worst in Europe. Parents we support are skipping meals to feed their children and even more families are being pushed into poverty. Read more via @BigIssue 👇bit.ly/3O8huass #CostOfLivingCrisiss
Being a dad means many things. It doesn’t have to be biological or look a certain way... Darren became a foster parent after his children grew up. Watch to see how he turns his house into a home for every child 👇 This#FathersDayy, we're celebrating all dads ❤️B
Grief is felt all year round but the lead up to #FathersDay can be difficult for families who've experienced the death of a loved one. If you're struggling, or you know someone who is, we have a guide to help children and families cope with #grief: bit.ly/39vrETg
Did you know we have 511 frontline services across the UK? That’s 511 services working to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children and families. We're needed now more than ever. RT to help families find support: bit.ly/3NYClwR
We were honoured to work with @GrenfellUnited for over 4 years. Today, our team return to stand alongside the bereaved, survivors and wider community as they mark 5 years since the tragedy. The #Grenfell community will remain #ForeverInOurHearts 💚G
It was great to show our friend @Chris_Bavin round our Short Breaks service. Together with @IcelandFoods, we're spreading the word about @NHSHealthyStart's FREE milk 🥛 and healthy food 🍎 scheme. See if you're eligiblehealthystart.nhs.ukltwitter.com/Chris_Bavin/st…ZVA
Missed out on a @Great_Run place? We've got you 🙌 Join our#GreatNorthRunn team and use your steps to give vulnerable children a safe and happy childhood. Sign up today:bit.ly/36sKjgEWp
📣 Introducing Sidekick - our free SMS service to support young carers 📱 Do you know a young carer? We're here to chat through anything they're going through: 07888 868 059#CarersWeeke#YoungCarersrzy
Does your teen have exams this week? Spotting the signs can help you know if they're feeling overwhelmed: 😴 Disturbed sleep 🍽️ Loss of appetite 😓 Low mood Click the link below to support your kids with exam stress �#GCSEs20222#ParentTalkTparents.actionforchildren.org.uk/education/scho…zIra
Our former Northern Ireland Director, Dawn Shaw, has been awarded an OBE in the Jubilee Birthday Honours List. Dawn set up Action for Children in Northern Ireland and built up many of the services that we still run today. Congratulations Dawn! #JubileeHonours #PlatinumJubilee
Please join us in wishing The Queen a special #PlatinumJubilee. Our charity was honoured to have Her Majesty as our first Royal Patron from 1967 to 2016. On this celebratory #JubileeWeekend, we’ve opened the archives to share some of our favourite memories.
It’s the first day of #PRIDE Celebrated throughout June, it’s a time to celebrate LGBTQIA+ communities. To start #PrideMonth, Liam has shared how parents can support young people with their ‘coming out/inviting in’ experiences.
Pure sunshine 💛 Find out how you can vote for Carmela and@_borntoperformm to make the#BGTT final 👇ITV.com/Votea4 (5 votes are freetwitter.com/BGT/status/153…WE
Hands up if you’re cheering for Carmela and the Born to Perform dance group on @BGT tonight, 8pm 🙌 Our superstar volunteer will take to the stage for a chance to be in the#BGTT finals. Please join us in wishing Carmela GOOD LUCK! And remember to VOTE for@_borntoperformm ❤️7
Wishing a BIG good luck to our supporters across the UK this Sunday 👏 To those taking part in Ride London 100, The Aberdeen Kiltwalk and Edinburgh Marathon Festival, we'll be cheering you on 📣 Up for a challenge? bit.ly/3a71MxeaLN #ActionForChildrenrRud
We’re excited to announce that we are joining up with @The_RPS to launch a photography project celebrating young carers across the UK! 📷⭐️ Find out more:actionforchildren.uk/LifeInFocusE #YoungCarersUKK#ActionForChildrenn#RPSSu
The new measures are welcome but won’t fully shield families we support from the #CostOfLivingCrisis. Long-term change is needed. Increasing the child element of Universal Credit would help protect nearly 4 million children from poverty. #WindfallTax bbc.co.uk/news/business-…
Refusing foods is common if your child has additional needs, and although it can be stressful, you can support them by... 👀 keeping an eye out for patterns 🍽️ adapting meal times to make it easier for your child ⏲️ being patient See morebit.ly/3lGo7UTXi#ParentTalkl1N
The #CareReview is out. Now it’s time for the government to reform the system. We’re calling for: 🏛️ Legal protections for family help services 💰 Investment in prevention services 🏡 Greater support for families & care leavers Read our responsbit.ly/38KWoiHN9t
The Independent Review of Children's Social Care has published its recommendations. This is our chance to build a future where every child feels safe, secure and supported. Read our joint statement with @ncbtweets @NSPCC @barnardos @ChildSocPol: bit.ly/3Ms2rYd
Are you planning a celebration for the Jubilee weekend? 👑 Why not host a Big Jubilee Lunch with your neighbours, family and friends, and raise money for vulnerable children across the UK. Sign up for your free pack:bit.ly/3yR9hm6J #TheBigJubileeLunchhc
Harleen is a special member of our family. We're so proud she was recognised for all the amazing work she does for our charity ♥️ twitter.com/KensingtonRoya…
UK inflation is the highest in 40 years. Parents like mum of two, Leanne, are seeing the devastating impact right now. We're urging the government to: 🔴 Increase the Child Element of Universal Credit 🔴 Increase benefits to match curren#inflationoT8
Inflation hit 9% last month, but benefits only increased by 3.1%🤷‍♀️ Families need help now, not warm words hinting at action in the future. We're urging the govt to: 🔴Increase the Child Element of Universal Credit 🔴Increase benefits to match curre#inflationitwitter.com/BBCNews/status…5vK
How many headlines before the government acts? We're urging Boris to: 🔴 Increase the Child Element of Universal Credit 🔴 Increase benefits to match current inflation Sign our letter and ask the Prime Minister to end child povertybit.ly/3G05PHuBg#CostOfLivingCrisisiA2
When did basic essentials become a luxury? The impact of the #CostOfLivingCrisis is the worst our Support Workers have ever seen. Our latest Crisis Fund Report shows the support we give families to afford food, electricity and fuel. Read more: bit.ly/3PswjFA
Despite working full time and receiving #UniversalCredit, mum of 2, Leanne needed emergency food vouchers from our Crisis Fund to get by. Eating shouldn’t be a luxury. Sign our letter to the govt & ask them to end child poverty: bit.ly/3G05PHu #CostOfLivingCrisis 2/2
Nearly 1/3 of families we supported this winter would struggle to feed their families without our Crisis Fund grants. This isn't good enough. We're urging the government to: 🔴 Increase the Child Element of Universal Credit 🔴 Increase benefits to match current inflation 1/bX
Our Crisis Fund Report reveals impact of £20-a-week cut to #UniversalCredit on UK’s poorest families. With the cost-of-living soaring, more families will be plunged into financial crisis. This isn't good enough. Read more: bit.ly/3PswjFA #CostOfLivingCrisis
Find more ideas to support your child with loneliness on our website: bit.ly/3lbMaut
You don't need to be alone to feel lonely. Even young people with lots of friends can experience loneliness. Try to let them know: ❤️ Sharing their feelings can help ❤️ You’re there if they want to talk ❤️ They're not on their own #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
Meet Leanne and Wendy, two of our Blue's Busters 💙 The duo deliver our Blues Programme, supporting teenagers to talk about their mental health. This#MentalHealthAwarenessWeekk, they’re sharing a typical week in the life of a Blues Buster.1
Meet Esther. This inspiring teen is a mental health advocate. After struggling with her GCSEs, Esther joined our Blue’s Programme, improving her confidence. She's now studying for her A-levels and dreams of becoming a doctor ❤️ #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #StarInEveryChild
We were delighted to welcome our Royal Patron and the Duke of Cambridge @KensingtonRoyal to one of our Roots of Empathy sessions. Their Royal Highnesses joined in the class and spoke to students about the importance of understanding and expressing emotions ❤️
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We were delighted to welcome our Royal Patron HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge, and HRH, The Duke of Cambridge, to one of our Roots of Empathy sessions. twitter.com/KensingtonRoya…
Did you know most lifelong mental health issues begin in childhood? Talking about our wellbeing early on can help us all cope better with life's challenges. And it can start by recognising signs to check in 👇 #MentalHealthAwarenessWeekkj
This week's #FridayFundraiser is thrill seeker Tom, who took part in a family sky dive to raise money for vulnerable children and young adults. Their adventurous activity raised over £2500 for 5 incredible charities 👏�LB
Are your kids refusing to go to school? School refusal is really challenging for parents, but it could be an important signal your child is feeling stressed or anxious. Read our tips to help support them: bit.ly/3vL4a3K #ParentTalk
Could this be the best way to see London? 🤔 Join our@RideLondonn team and take in the city's iconic landmarks without any traffic🚴 Sign up for one of our last spots by Monday 2nd Mabit.ly/3MuzjPG1w#RideLondono#WeRidedit
Did you catch @BGT on Saturday? Watch the moment Carmela, our amazing volunteer and Born to Perform dancer, relived that #GoldenBuzzer performance from @davidwalliams. We're so proud of Carmela and can't wait to cheer her on in the semi-finals ❤️ #BritainsGotTalent #BGT
Did you catch superstar Carmela on @BGT tonight? 🌟 The 23 year old volunteers at our SEND Northampton Short Breaks service where she has flourished over the past five years! Join us in wishing Carmela and her dance school, Born to Perform, good luck on their#BGTT journey!k
Tune in tonight to see this inspiring performance featuring one of our amazing volunteers! 🤩twitter.com/BGT/status/151…K
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