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  • 10 September 2014

    Guest blog from Dawn Rees, Principal Policy Adviser for Health: The CMO's report sets out cogent evidence of a public health crisis in child and adolescent mental health

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    We welcome the recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer's Annual Report for 2013 Public Mental...
  • 3 September 2014

    Give young people access to the places where the 'elite' learns and the power lives

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    You will perhaps have been as interested, as I was, to read the study by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission which said that elitism was so embedded in Britain ‘that it could be...
  • 1 September 2014

    Guest blog: Sue Berelowitz on child sexual exploitation in Rotherham

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    The six reports published by the Office of the Children's Commissioner as part of our Inquiry into child sexual exploitation lay bare the reality of appalling abuse suffered by some children and...
  • 30 June 2014

    Amazed all over again

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    I spend a lot of my time doing this job, being amazed all over again at how resourceful, kind, funny, and characterful most children and young people are. This past couple of weeks I've had several...
  • 14 March 2014

    The Children and Families Act 2014

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    The Children and Families Act (2014) received Royal Assent yesterday. It is a far reaching piece of legislation covering adoption; fostering; the family courts; shared responsibility by parents who...
  • 28 February 2014

    Questions and answers

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    As our work is representing their views and interests, it is perhaps not surprising that members of OCC staff and I spend a good deal of time with children and young people, each with different...
  • 24 January 2014

    A healthy 2014?

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    I have spent a good deal of this young year so far engaged in conversations and attending events focused on health.  I'm a member of the Department of Health's Children and Young People's...
  • 18 December 2013

    2013: A round-up from the Children's Commissioner

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    As 2013 draws to a close, I thought a round-up of the year, reflecting on where we've been and where we're going, would be a good idea. 

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