Posted On: 20/03/18
Contact a Family were founded in the 1970s by families of disabled children, who recognised that even if their child's conditions were different, they shared a common experience - of being a family with a disabled child. They understood how important it is to support each other.
A lot has changed since then but some things haven't changed nearly enough. There is a desperate lack of services and support for the 620,000 parents in the UK who care for a disabled child. As a result, families...
Posted On: 13/03/18
Posted On: 09/03/18
Former England ruby union winger and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ben Cohen opened up about his deafness to show the UK’s 50,000 deaf children that there’s no limit to what they can achieve.
Ben Cohen was speaking about his deafness to launch the National Deaf Children’s Society’s Raising the Bar, to inspire deaf young people to get involved in the arts.
Ben Cohen explained: “Ever since I was a young kid, I’ve been profoundly deaf in both ears. It’s been tough at...
Posted On: 02/03/18
Helping more than 300,000 children, young people and families every year across the UK there's a lot going on at Action for Children.
Nearly 1,000 children’s centres¹ across England have not been inspected for over five years, according to new analysis published Monday 22 January 2018 by the charity, Action for Children.
The Government suspended Ofsted² inspections in September 2015 ‘on a short-term basis’ pending a consultation on the future of children’s centres, which has not...
Posted On: 21/02/18
In an increasingly computerised and technological world, it is important for youngsters to connect with the world around them, and be immersed in their environment through play and exploration, come rain or shine.
Having been a primary school teacher for over 10 years, Jenny Everitt, has seen how modern life can take over; more and more children turn up to class with very little experience of the natural world. Their weekend news is often based around computer games or TV programmes, and much...