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Dame Rachel de Souza
Children’s Commissioner for England

As Children’s Commissioner it is my duty to promote and protect the rights of all children, with particular regard to children who are living away from home or receiving social care services. My priority is to listen to children across the country, to hear about their lives and champion their voices.

Our priority areas

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Family Review

The Family Review seeks to understand what family means to people, how services support families, and what can be done to improve services.

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The Big Ask

Over half a million children responded to The Big Ask, the largest ever survey of children. The Big Answer report shares their responses and our answer.

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It is welcome that the Government has today committed to a Health and Disability White Paper. However I am disappointed by the lack of focus on children with disabilities.

Read more about my work to bring their voices to the heart of policymaking:

Today is #YoungCarersActionDay – a chance to recognise & celebrate the hundreds of young carers across the UK.

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of visiting St. John & St. James School in Edmonton with @CarersTrust and @eypic_youth to hear from some young carers.