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Action for Children

Grateful to Action for Children for a helpful and informative briefing and discussion on the challenges which the pandemic presents for children and families.


As well as the obvious practical concerns, such as wages coming in to the home, and the challenges of childcare, there were useful discussions around the importance of some of the 'extra' levels of support like activity packs, help with school uniforms, and the opportunity for parents to talk to others.


I know we are well served by excellent local organisations working in all of these areas, but it is undeniable that these are challenging times and that many of us are finding it hard, so I was appreciative of hearing that there is a focus on appreciating the importance of the work being done, and on organisations working together to support children and families in these unusual and difficult days.




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