Press releases

  • 24 September 2014

    Children’s Commissioner’s research shows vastly underestimated impact of Legal Aid changes on children

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    The first in-depth rights based examination of the impact of Legal Aid changes on children since 2013 shows that in 70% of private family cases one or both parties did not have legal representation...
  • 26 August 2014

    Children's Commissioner comments on Rotherham abuse report

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    Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England said:"We are shocked but sadly, not surprised, by the scale of child sexual exploitation identified by the independent Inquiry into the handling...
  • 21 August 2014

    Children's Commissioner's Statement on GCSE results

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    Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England said"I would like to congratulate all of the young people who have received their GSCE results today and wish them the very best for the future,...
  • 18 August 2014

    Children's Commissioner comments on discovery of children in container arriving at Tilbury

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    Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England said "The Office of the Children's Commissioner is deeply concerned by the discovery of children along with their families in a container...
  • 14 August 2014

    Children's Commissioner's statement on A Level results

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    Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England said, "It is really encouraging that more students have gained their first choice of university places than ever before. Although the overall...
  • 13 August 2014

    Children's Commissioner's comment on Prisons and Probation Ombudsman's report on young adult prisoners

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    Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England said: "The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman's findings today show that more must be done to stop young inmates taking their lives and their needs...
  • 22 July 2014

    Deputy Children's Commissioner's comment on moves by the Government to eradicate female genital mutilation and early and forced marriage

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    "The Office of the Children's Commissioner wholeheartedly supports important moves by the Government at the Girl Summit today to eradicate female genital mutilation and early and forced marriage....
  • 17 July 2014

    OCC response to National Crime Agency and ACPO’s work to track down adults who download indecent images of children

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    Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England said:"Children have a right to be protected from harm. They can be very seriously harmed, both physically and mentally, through involvement in...
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