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Action for Children  

Our vision is that every child and young person has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive. 

Article 39  

Article 39 is a small, independent charity which fights for the rights of children living in state and privately-run institutions (boarding and residential schools, children’s homes, immigration detention, mental health inpatient units and prisons) in England. 


The ADCS is a membership organisation of directors of children’s services holding leadership roles in local authorities in England. 


One of the leading children’s charities in the UK specialising in fostering, adoption and supporting young people. 


Professional association for social workers. 

British Psychological Society  

The representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. 


Putting children first in the family courts. 

Children’s commissioner for England  

The Children’s Commissioner for England is Dame Rachel de Souza, who speaks up for children and young people so that policymakers and the people who have an impact on their lives take their views and interests into account when making decisions about them. 

Commission for Young Lives  

The Commission on Young Lives will reimagine our aspirations and ambitions for the most vulnerable children. 


Family Rights Group promotes policies and practices that keep children safe within their family and strengthen the family and community networks of those children who cannot live at home. 


The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, chaired by Professor Alexis Jay, was set up because of serious concerns that some organisations had failed and were continuing to fail to protect children from sexual abuse. 


The Internet Watch Foundation aims to protect children from online sexual abuse. 

Local Government Association  

The national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve. 


Leading kinship care charity in England and Wales. 


Leading child protection charity with ChildLine helpline helping to protect vulnerable children and young people. 

Nuffield Family Justice Observatory  

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory improves the lives of children and families by putting data and evidence at the heart of the family justice system. 

Social Work England  

Specialist regulator of the social work profession. 

The Children’s Society  

One of the leading children’s charities. 

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It’s our 18th Birthday!


It is a very exciting day for us at WillisPalmer today as we are celebrating the company’s 18th birthday!

So while we can pop to the pub, vote, ride a motorbike with a licence or get a tattoo, we are having a more low key celebration with coffee and cake to mark this momentous milestone [...]

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Perinatal mental health support needs urgent improvement


New parents experiencing mental health problems risk being overlooked, a coalition of organisations has warned, as it urges government to improve access to perinatal mental health support.

The “rapid deterioration of universal health visiting services” has been blamed for new parents experiencing mental health problems being unable to access support when they need it.

“Health visitors [...]

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Lack of legal advice for kinship carers has devastating consequences on kinship families


Prospective kinship carers do not have access to the legal advice and representation they need, which can have devastating consequences not only for them but the children they care for, The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Kinship Care has warned.

A report by the APPG found that almost 4 in 10 kinship carers had not received [...]

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