Maggie Atkinson talking about child sexual exploitation on ITV news
The Children's Commissioner for England, Dr Maggie Atkinson, has said that anyone who comes into contact with children has a responsibility to act on abuse and sexual exploitation. She said: "Stop hiding behind your professionalism ... and really see the child in front of you, and listen to what they're telling you".
'Culture of denial' leaving UK children at risk of serious abuse
Deputy children's commissioner Sue Berelowitz says, despite Rotherham and gang violence cases elsewhere, police and authorities are practising 'wilful blindness'
Children’s Commissioner mention: Web's dark side: What parents can do to fight back, by Children’s Commissioner (Independent)
Parents need to ensure they create a generation of young people able to defend themselves against the mounting pressures of the online world, the Children's Commissioner has warned.
Children's Commissioner's mention: LEGAL AID 'RESIDENCE TEST' BLOCKED
The Lord Chancellor is to appeal against a High Court ruling blocking his decision to introduce a UK "residence test" for foreign-born individuals seeking legal aid in civil court cases.
Maggie Atkinson speaking at the MindED Launch
Dr Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England, speaks at the MindEd e-Portal launch event
Children’s Commissioner mention: School admissions: two becoming 'de facto school starting age' (Telegraph)
A study by the Children's Commissioner suggests that two is now being seen as the ‘de facto age of compulsory schooling' as almost 600,000 parents prepare to find out which state primary their children have got into for September.
Children’s Commissioner mention: Compulsory school age in danger of becoming two, survey shows (Guardian)
Children's Commissioner says almost half of parents admit to using nurseries to improve chances of getting school places.
Children’s Commissioner mention: Primary school places: Compulsory school age at risk of becoming two as parents race for best performing primary education, warns report (Independent)
An unofficial compulsory school starting age of two has been introduced around the country as desperate parents try to get their children into the best performing primary schools, says a report out today.