Press releases

  • 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...
  • 2 May 2014

    Children’s Commissioner’s statement on the report `Why Children Die’ published by the RCPCH and NCB

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    Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England said "This report shows the wider determinants of health, good or bad outcomes, matter enormously. Born poor, born with parents so stretched you...
  • 30 April 2014

    Children’s Commissioner’s comment on first annual report by the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum

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    Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England said "We welcome this report which helpfully indicates the journey on which the entire health system in England, and therefore all its service...
  • 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...
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