The Big Ask
When I became Children’s Commissioner, my immediate priority was hearing from England’s children.
Their voices and views would be key to my six years in office. They had never been more important as the country considered how to build back from a pandemic that changed children’s lives overnight.
Children in care are no different. They share exactly the same hopes and aspirations, and are just as determined to make the most of their start in life.
The insights from The Big Ask make up the blueprint for my six years in office and have served as the foundation for all my work since. They show us that this generation is heroic, having endured a global crisis and are emerging stronger, determined and, for the most part, happy and optimistic.
Over half a million children responded to The Big Ask survey. The Big Answer report shares their responses and our answer. The Big Answer page shares more information.
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