Press releases

  • 29 October 2013

    Comment from the Children’s Commissioner for England on HMIP inspection of Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre

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    Commenting on the finding that three female detainees in the six months prior to the inspection had been confirmed as children, the Children's Commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson said: "It is...
  • 24 October 2013

    Statement from Sue Berelowitz, Deputy Children’s Commissioner for England on Foundations of Abuse

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    'Foundations of Abuse' published today provides a stark warning that the troubling cases of institutionalised child abuse we know about which took place in the past will be being replicated today...
  • 21 October 2013

    Professionals risk failing to spot abuse if they rely on children talking about it

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     Professionals working with children risk failing to identify abuse and neglect if they rely on children talking to them about it, according to a research report published today by the Office of...
  • 15 October 2013

    Children's Commissioner calls for review of support to disabled children

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     Some families with disabled children cannot afford to heat their homes properly and some disabled young people do not have enough food or clothing, according to research published today by the...
  • 3 October 2013

    Statement from Children’s Commissioner on the Serious Case Review into Keanu Williams

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    Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England said: "It is impossible to comprehend how someone could inflict the injuries Keanu suffered on their child.  It is also difficult to...
  • 17 September 2013

    Children’s Commissioner urges health organisations to address complaints from young people

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    Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England today (17.9.13) urged health organisations to make sure they have mechanisms in place for young people to make complaints about their treatment...
  • 16 September 2013

    Children's Commissioner's statement on the Serious Case Review into the death of Daniel Pelka

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    Speaking about the Serious Case Review into the death of Daniel Pelka, Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England said: It is simply not good enough that there is yet another report into...
  • 11 September 2013

    Children's Commissioner publishes research to support safeguarding in secondary schools

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    Children's Commissioner Maggie Atkinson today (11.09.13) launches Feeling Safe, Keeping Safe - a new report looking at what secondary schools can do to keep their students safe from...
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