Press releases

  • 20 November 2014

    Children and young people to 'takeover' England on Friday 21 November 2014

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    Tens of thousands of children across England will take over adults' jobs on Children's Commissioner's Takeover Day on Friday 21st November. They include a wide variety of roles such as Ministers,...
  • 13 November 2014

    Appointment of the new Children's Commissioner for England

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    Maggie Atkinson's term as Children's Commissioner for England will end on 28 February 2015.Recruitment of Maggie's successor has been handled by the Cabinet Office and Department for Education. The...
  • 9 October 2014

    More must be done to protect children from parents' problem drinking

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    More must be done to protect children from parents' problem drinking Children will not get the help they need until there is a specific focus on the impact of alcohol misuse by parents according to...
  • 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...
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