Press releases

  • 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...
  • 15 July 2014

    Children’s Commissioner welcomes judgment that legal aid residence test is unlawful

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    The Children's Commissioner for England, Dr Maggie Atkinson, today (15.07.14) welcomed the finding of the Administrative Court that the legal aid residence test, currently being considered by...
  • 11 July 2014

    Recruitment of the Children’s Commissioner for England

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    Maggie Atkinson was appointed Children's Commissioner for England in 2009 for a five-year term which will end on 28 February 2015. She intends to continue her important work to promote and protect...
  • 9 July 2014

    The Office of the Children’s Commissioner position on mandatory reporting of abuse

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    The Office of the Children's Commissioner is absolutely committed to ensuring children are effectively protected from harm. We remain unconvinced that introducing a general law which makes the...
  • 3 July 2014

    Report reveals alarming gaps in knowledge about child sexual abuse

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    A report into child sexual abuse in the family environment published today reveals alarming gaps in knowledge about its prevalence, effects, and how best to prevent it. Concern about the findings...
  • 24 June 2014

    Commenting on the Centre for Social Justice’s report Child Protection and Statutory Mental Health Provision

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    Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England said: "The Centre for Social Justice's report recounts troubling examples of children and young people continuing to be failed by the child...
  • 18 June 2014

    Children's Commissioner statement on the Education Select Committee’s report 'Poor white British boys and girls educationally underperforming'

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    Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England said on this report:  "It is vital that we understand the reasons why some children underperform at school and put in place measures to...
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