Children's Commissioner's Takeover Day 2015
Friday 20 November 2015
What is Children's Commissioner's Takeover Day?
The day gives children and young people the chance to work with adults for the day and be involved in decision-making. Children benefit from the opportunity to experience the world of work and make their voices heard, while adults and organisations gain a fresh perspective on what they do.
We hope this will help break down barriers between generations and encourage children's active involvement in their communities.
Who can be part of it?
Organisations across every sector can be part of Children's Commissioner's Takeover Day, and we receive extremely positive feedback from those that do. It's a flexible event which can be tailored to suit your organisation, and we provide guidance, resources and support to help you get the most out of the day.
Some organisations could not take part on the day in 2014 and held it on a different day. The important thing is joining in and giving opportunities to children and young people.
Tell us what you are doing
Tell us what you are doing this year so we can help you shout about it! Here's how you can:
- Follow us on Twitter @ChildrensComm and tweet about your #TakeoverDay
What happened in 2014?
Children across England took over adults' jobs on Children's Commissioner's Takeover Day on Friday 21st November 2014. This year they included a wide variety of roles such as Ministers, MPs, teachers, councillors, museum curators and even TV reporters! Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan; Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham; Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe; Julie Bentley, CE of Girl Guiding UK; the Mayor of Sunderland; the Cabinet Office and NHS England are just some of those who decided to take part.
We even trended on Twitter for most of the day with millions finding out about the day.
Do not worry if you could not take part on 21st November many take overs are still taking place. So there's nothing to stop you!
Children's Commissioner's Takeover Day 2014- Evaluation Report
Read the evaluation of Children's Commissioner's Takeover Day 2014 with record numbers of children and young people taking part and a huge social media campaign.
2014 Information and resources
We will be updating materials in the next few months. You can still download the materials for Children's Commissioner's Takeover Day 2014 here which will help you plan for the day. There are even more available when clicking on the bottom link.