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The Children’s Commissioner for England has a statutory duty to promote and protect the rights of all children in England. This duty extends to children within the criminal justice system. The Commissioner also chairs the Children’s Sub-Group of the National Preventative Mechanism, so has a role in independently monitoring custodial conditions for Children in England and Wales to strengthen the protection of children deprived of their liberty. The Commissioner undertakes a rolling programme of visits to Young Offender Institutions and Secure Training Centres where she speaks to children and staff to keep abreast of issues children are experiencing.