GGHT 'Taken Over' by Young People for the day (24dash.com)
Six young Warrington residents were given the opportunity to "take over" Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT) for the day last week. The event marked Takeover Day 2014, a national initiative led by the Children's Commissioner for England.
Takeover Day for young people (About Knowsley)
Young people in Knowsley were invited to spend a day with council officials to find out how local decision making works as part of the Children's Commissioner Takeover Day.
Children’s Commissioner mention: Spending cuts 'hitting vulnerable children
The Government is failing to fulfil its obligations to the most vulnerable children, according to a report from the Children's Commissioner.
Children's Commissioner mention: George Osborne cuts ‘risk putting UK in breach of UN Convention on children's rights’ - Independent
Children's Commissioner delivers damning appraisal of the austerity drive.
Children’s Commissioner mention: The unspeakable horror of child on child rape is on the rise and web porn is to blame
Parents told school sex attack is tip of iceberg.
Children's Commissioner and Amplify mention: Department of Health blog on “What we say we need”
Amplify is the youth advisory group for the Children's Commissioner for England, aged between 11 and 18 years old. We advise her team at the Office of the Children's Commissioner (OCC) on everything they do from reports and research, to coming up with ideas on what to focus on in the new business year.
Children’s Commissioner mention: Coffey Report: Child Sexual Exploitation, Social Norms and Social Change
I cannot imagine there are sensible adults who want to live in a culture in which child sexual exploitation is a new social norm in some or any communities.
Children’s Commissioner mention: In their own words: Children's experience of poverty in schools (Guardian)
A Children's Commission on Poverty inquiry report reveals vividly what it looks and feels like for young people to stand out from their classroom peers because they are poor.