Scope of responsibility
The Commissioner is the designated Accounting Officer for the Children’s Commissioner for England’s office (CCo). The Commissioner has personal responsibility for maintaining a sound system of governance, internal control, and risk management within this area of responsibility to support the achievement of CCo’s policies, aims and objectives, whilst safeguarding public funds and the sponsoring department’s assets.
This is my first annual report since taking up the role of Children’s Commissioner for England at the beginning of March 2021. It is such an honour to have been appointed and I am excited about the challenges ahead and the opportunities to bring real change to children’s lives. Part of this job is having […]
As I take up my position as Children’s Commissioner for England we are at a watershed moment for our country. The Covid pandemic has had a dramatic impact on all our lives, but especially for children who have spent so much time out of school, and missed out on many of the things we now […]
Our 2020 annual report for Help at Hand, our advice line for children in care.
We publish details of all spending over £25,000 on a quarterly basis. 1 April 2020 – 30 June 2020 Nil 1 July 2020 – 30 September 2020 Transaction date Merchant name Transaction amount Entity Details 14/08/2020 National Audit Office £33,600.00 OCC External Audit Services 1 October 2020 – 31 December 2020 Nil 1 January 2021 […]
The following are expenses and hospitality expenditure between 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021 for staff members of our senior management team, audit and risk committee and advisory board. 1 April – 30 June Nil 1 July – 30 September Nil 1 October – 31 December Nil
The Children’s Commissioner’s Advisory Board challenges and advises the office and meets four-six times a year. The Advisory Board, a requirement of the Children and Families Act 2014, is made up of representatives from across children’s and wider sectors. The Advisory Board advises on how the powers of the Children’s Commissioner can be used to […]
The Children’s Commissioner’s audit and risk committee provides advice, challenge and scrutiny to the office, including: The committee meets four-five times a year and is made up of representatives from across children’s and wider sectors with a range of backgrounds and experiences. One member must be a qualified accountant, and the chair of the committee […]
Our expenses and hospitality policy
We publish details of all spending over £500 using a government procurement card (GPC) on a quarterly basis. 1 April 2020 – 30 June 2020 Transaction date Merchant name Transaction amount Entity Details 17/06/2020 RStudio £905 OCC Specialist web hosting for our vulnerability app 1 July 2020 – 30 September 2020 Nil 1 October 2020 […]
This is my final year as Children’s Commissioner and so my last Annual Report in post. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to hold this Office and to work with so many people to stand up for the rights of children and to bring their experiences and their point of view to those […]