Commissioner mention: Report reveals illegal school expulsions (Law on the web)
A report by the children's commissioner has found that pupils have been illegally excluded from schools.
Commissioner mention: Warning to school chiefs over excluding students (Yorkshire Post)
Schools have been warned that it is "never appropriate" to exclude pupils for "minor infringements" such as breaching school uniform codes or wearing jewellery, in a report published by the Children's Commissioner for England.
Children's Commissioner Identifies Worrying School Practice (SOS Children's Village- Canada)
Dr. Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner, has found that some schools are illegally excluding children through questionable expulsions and suspensions.
Commissioner mention: Schools concerned about child neglect (The Guardian)
The Children's Commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, is so concerned about how abuse and neglect are addressed in schools that she has commissioned research into how primaries are dealing with child protection concerns. New guidelines based on the findings will be published this autumn.
Commissioner’s column: Are we heading towards another lost generation? (Children & Young People Now)
On 1 March, I marked two years in post as children's commissioner for England. I have been reflecting on what has stayed high on the children's policy agenda over that time and what has emerged apparently out of the blue.
Commissioner mention - The UKBA and child asylum seekers (The Guardian letters)
The compensation payment to child asylum seekers who were unlawfully detained (Report, 18 February) is a symptom of a deeper problem affecting, at any one time, thousands of young asylum seekers claiming to be children who arrive in the UK.
Commissioner mention: Children deported to Kabul will face 'horrible risks' (UNHCR's Refworld)
Picture your 16-year-old son, brother, cousin or friend. Picture him without his parents in a strange country, where he is picked up by uniformed officials and put on a plane alone.
Commissioner mention: Ken Clarke warns of child access plan 'dangers' (The Independent)
Children's commissioner for England Maggie Atkinson welcomed the Government's commitments to placing "the best interests of the child" at the heart of the family justice system.