About this siteAbout this site

In April 2008, the Office of the Children's Commissioner launched its interactive website to gather the views and opinions of  children and young people across England.

The website aims to:

  • help communicate the role, work and impact of the Children's Commissioner and their team to our key audiences
  • provide a safe forum for children and young people to interact with us and shape our work
  • provide a platform for children and young people of all ages and abilities to use the website to share their views and opinions on what it is like to grow up in England.  

The website was designed by Lightmaker and is now maintained by Aerian Studios.


The Office of the Children's Commissioner is committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to everyone. If you have any difficulties using this site, please send the web address of the page (s) that you are having difficulties with and a description of the problem to: info.request@childrenscommissioner.gsi.gov.uk.

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You can resize text using your browser settings. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to View > Text Size. If you are using Mozilla Firefox you can use Ctrl++ (Ctrl plus the + sign) to increase the text size, or Ctrl+- (Ctrl plus the - sign) to decrease it.


Documents linked from our web pages are often in PDF format (Portable Document Format). To view PDF files, you should download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

If you are having trouble reading a PDF document on this website, Adobe offers a free online tool for converting PDF documents to HTML or text. If the tool does not work for you and you are still unable to read a PDF document, please contact us and we will try to supply another version.


To watch the videos on the website, you will need the Adobe Flash Player. You can download the software for free on the Adobe website.


If you have comments or suggestions about this site, please get in touch: info.request@childrenscommissioner.gsi.gov.uk