The Children's Commissioner for England
Promoting and protecting children’s rights in England
Welcome to the Office of the Children's Commissioner's website
The law says that, in her work, the Children's Commissioner should have particular regard to children living away from home or receiving social care, as set out in Part 6, Section 8A of the Children and Families Act 2014.
The Commissioner is supported in her work by a team of staff at the Office of the Children's Commissioner (OCC). Together, they are responsible for the rights of all children and young people until they are 18 years old, or 25 years if they have been in care, are care leavers or have a disability.
Rachel and Meryem, who previously provided advice at the Office of the Children's Rights Director, have moved to OCC and will continue to provide support alongside Jenny Clifton, Principal Policy Adviser (Safeguarding). So, If you are a child or young person who lives away from home or who receives social care and who needs advice or assistance, you can find out how we can help and get in touch with us.
If you are child or young person who lives away from home or who receives social care, who needs advice or assistance, you can call us on the free phone number 0800 528 0731 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to recommend that you try and get your questions answered by adults who work directly with you or your local advocacy service for children in care before contacting us but if you can't do this or you they have not been properly answered do contact us
Celebrating 25 years of the UNCRC
Promoting and Protecting Children's Rights
Amplify's mental health survey
Where do young people go if they have a mental health need or worry? Amplify would like to know.
Children and young people in the news
- 8 January 2015
Children's Commissioner mention: The hidden voices of SEN pupils
- 3 December 2014
GGHT 'Taken Over' by Young People for the day (24dash.com)
- 3 December 2014
Takeover Day for young people (About Knowsley)
The Office of the Children's Commissioner, with the support of their Young Expert Group, are running a survey for children in care and care leavers.
We want children and young people to tell us what really matters to them, so we can tell the Government and other decision makers.
To find out more and to complete the survey visit: http://www.mycaresurvey.com/
Jobs: Temporary Team Manager (A&A)
The Office of the Children's Commissioner need a temporary team manager on a 6 month secondment to oversee our advice line, and provide advice and support on rights, welfare and safety to children and young people who are in or leaving care, in receipt of social care, or who live away from home for other reasons.
School Exclusions Inquiry
Dr Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England launched the first Inquiry under the Children Act 2004 powers into school exclusions.
About the OCC
Our information flyer that tells you about the OCC.