Save the date: Friday 20 November 2015 Follow us on Twitter @TakeoverDay Get involved in the discussion using #TakeoverDay What is Children's Commissioner's Takeover Day? Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day is an annual event which sees organisations across England opening their doors to children and young people. 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. Anne Longfield OBE, Children’s Commissioner for England:
The day provides a brilliant opportunity for children and young people to make a difference to their schools and communities, put their views across and challenge the stereotypes about them that we hear too often. Children and young people have so much to offer. They bring ideas, imagination and energy which can really make a difference to organisations.”Why take part? Children and young people who take part benefit from:
- being involved in making decisions about things that affect them
- getting their voice heard
- experiencing the world of work
- developing their interests and skills.
- gaining a fresh perspective on and insight into their work
- inspiring children and young people to achieve
- developing a relationship with their local community.
- More than 44,000 children and young people
- More than 1,100 organisations
- We trended all day on Twitter and reached millions of people
- Cabinet Office
- MPs, Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan and Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham
- Local authorities and local mayors including the Mayor of Sunderland
- Businesses including Balfour Beatty
- Police Commissioners including Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe
- Charities including British Red Cross, Great Ormond Street Hospital, NSPCC, Mencap and more…
- NHS England, including the Chief Executive
- Museums and galleries supported by Kids in Museums
- Other organisations such as the Julie Bentley, CE of Girl Guiding UK.