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Video explaining the role and work of the Children's Commissioner, Maggie Atkinson
Boy 1 followed by Girl 1:
We want to celebrate all the amazing things children and young people do and show adults most children make a positive contribution in their communities.
Boy 2 followed by Girl 2:
We want to see fewer children and young people needing to be locked up by making sure that there are better ways of supporting them before and after they get in trouble with the law.
We want to make sure that all children and young people are protected and safe from harm by helping them to come forward and tell somebody about their situation.
We want to make sure that children and young people who have arrived in this country looking for safety are treated fairly by the organisations that they come into contact with.
Boy 4 followed by Boy 5:
We want to find out about the experiences of children and young people who play a role and make decisions that affect their school.
We want to make sure anyone who works in healthcare, whether it's a doctor, nurse or someone who listens to your worries or wishes, understands the needs of children and young people.
Children's Commissioner, Maggie Atkinson:
Hello, I'm Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England. My job was created by the Government, to act as a voice for all children and young people, especially those who are least able to make their opinions heard.
I lead an organisation that acts in their interests and puts across their views to people who make decisions about their lives. Our work has included bringing about better conditions for children who have to stay in immigration centres and listening to young people's views on education and health services. We also organise an annual event called Takeover Day, which encourages organisations to open their doors to children and young people and get them involved in decision-making.
If you are a young person under the age of 18 or up to 21 if you're in care or have learning difficulties, you can share your views with us on our website www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk. Here you can find out more about the issues we're working on, answer questions by uploading your creative work, and send in any questions you have about my role. You can also get in touch by emailing me at childrens.commissioner.@childrenscommissioner.gsi.gov.uk
We aim to listen to, and act on, your views to make life better for all children and young people in England. Thank you for watching.
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Children and young people in the news
- 6 March 2012
Commissioner mention: Schools concerned about child neglect (The Guardian)
- 6 March 2012
Commissioner’s column: Are we heading towards another lost generation? (Children & Young People Now)
- 23 January 2012
Commissioner mention: Teachers' 'have sleepless nights' over child neglect (BBC News Online)