On Tuesday 24th January, Dame Anne Begg MP attended the launch of Action for Children’s landmark report into child neglect. Dame Anne has added her name to the charity’s petition calling on the UK Government to intervene early to prevent and tackle child neglect.
Action for Children is also calling on the UK Government to do more to support professionals to better understand and tackle neglect, and make sure that families who need it get help – as early as possible
By signing the petition, Dame Anne hopes not only to help achieve change in England but also to support Action for Children’s efforts to tackle child neglect in Scotland. They will make recommendations to the Scottish Government later in the year.