Press releases

  • 16 April 2014

    Children’s Commissioner calls for review to ensure school admissions are fair

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    The report of an investigation into school admissions procedures published today (16.04.14) by the Office of the Children's Commissioner concludes schools and local authorities should review their...
  • 10 April 2014

    Hundreds of children left in limbo by asylum system: Children’s Commissioner calls for fundamental change

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    A report published today (10.04.14) by the Office of the Children's Commissioner reveals that some children who arrive alone in the UK seeking asylum face a struggle to get their voices heard in a...
  • 2 April 2014

    Deputy Children's Commissioner's comment on Barnardo's inquiry into legislation tackling child sexual exploitation

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    "We welcome the report published today by Barnardo's. Their recommendations build on some of those made by our own Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Gangs and Groups and in particular,...
  • 13 March 2014

    Children's Commissioner's comment on the Children and Families Act 2014

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    Commenting on the Children and Families Act 2014 Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England said:"The Children and Families Act 2014 is an important piece of legislation with many...
  • 20 February 2014

    Comment on Deaths of Children in Custody: Action taken, lessons learnt

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    Commenting on Deaths of Children in Custody: action taken, lessons learnt published today (Thursday 20 February) by the Youth Justice Board Sue Berelowitz, Deputy Children's Commissioner for England...
  • 18 February 2014

    Comment on announcement of agreement between police and the NHS to improve mental health crisis care

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    Children's Commissioner comments on the Government's announcement of a new agreement between police and the NHS to improve mental health crisis care

  • 11 February 2014

    Office of the Children's Commissioner's comment on Safer Internet Day

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    The Office of the Children's Commissioner said "The internet provides amazing opportunities and a wider range of resources to young people than ever previously available. However, there are also...
  • 17 January 2014

    Comment on the Government's new rules for children who go missing from care

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    Commenting on the Government's new rules for children who go missing from care published today Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England...
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