Support, advice, guidance and signposting on all aspects of children and family services.
Visit the Department for Education website to download the Office of the Children's Commissioner's organogram that provides a pictorial representation of the organisation and the costs associated with each of its functions.
There are also three supporting datasets (in a CSV file format) that comprise the following:
- senior staff posts dataset - provides a job description for each of the senior posts at the arm's length body and details of who they report to
- junior staff posts dataset and their payscales - provides the number of full-time equivalent junior staff reporting to each senior post, as well as the payscales for each grade
- senior staff salaries - provides information on the remuneration associated with senior posts at the arm's length body.
The OCRD has responsibility for 'Looked after children' and listening to what children and young people who live away from home have to say about how they are looked after. They can advice children in care how to voice a complaint about a Local authority.
Free phone: 0800 528 0731
The Children's Legal Centre provides free independent legal advice to children. The free phone line enables children and young people to access free advice and information on all legal matters.
They also have a website that provides a wide range of information to children and young people about their legal rights and the laws affecting them.
Free phone: 0800 783 2187
The Office of the Children's Commmissioner submitted evidence to the Education Select Committee on discipline and behaviour in schools in October 2010. This has been published on the Parliament UK website.
RSA speech: Why rights aren't wrong
As we approach the 21st anniversary of the UK becoming a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), Children's Commissioner Maggie Atkinson explains why the UNCRC remains as relevant today as it has always done.
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UNICEF UK Tagd is a network of young people in the UK who are committed to children's rights.
Information for children and young people by the Children's Legal Centre