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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.

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Advisory board

January 5, 2021

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 […]

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Audit and risk committee

October 23, 2020

The Children’s Commissioner’s audit and risk committee provides advice, challenge and scrutiny to the office, including: Governance Internal control and risk management The work of the internal audit The work of the external audit Financial reporting The committee meets four-five times a year and is made up of representatives from across children’s and wider sectors […]

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Expenses and hospitality policy

September 21, 2020

Our expenses and hospitality policy

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GPC spend over £500: 2020 – 2021

July 28, 2020

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 […]

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Annual report 2019-20

July 17, 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 […]

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Data protection impact assessment for use of DfE administrative records

June 1, 2020

The Children’s Commissioner for England has a statutory responsibility to promote and protect the rights of children in England. Part of the Commissioner’s role is to represent the rights and interests of children across government and scrutinise and review government policy or legislation to understand the potential effects on children. The Children’s Commissioner is granted […]

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Business plan 2010-11

May 15, 2020
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Business plan 2011-12

I am pleased to present my first Children’s Commissioner’s Business Plan. Following our review by Dr John Dunford this plan starts a new chapter for the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC). It is presented “in the spirit” of the review. We promote and seek to protect children’s and young people’s rights under the United […]

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Business plan 2012-13

We, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, are twenty three committed experts led by me as Commissioner, and including the Deputy Commissioner and three Directors. We champion, protect, promote and defend the rights, views and interests of England’s almost 12 million children and young people. As the only statutory body in England undertaking this crucial […]

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Business plan 2013-14

I am delighted to present our Business Plan 2013-14. The activities in then plan will be delivered on a budget reduced by 23% from 2009/10 as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review. Our role and remit were reviewed in 2010, and the review recommended change. We have gone from strength to strength since then, and […]

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Business plan 2014-15

I am delighted to publish the Office of the Children’s Commissioner’s (OCC’s) 2014−15 Business Plan. It is an ambitious programme of work for the year ahead, which seeks to promote and protect children’s rights, in particular those of the most vulnerable, marginalised and otherwise unheard. I and all those working for the OCC are looking […]

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Business plan 2015-16

I am delighted to present my first Business Plan as Children’s Commissioner for England. The plan sets out how I will promote and protect the rights and represent the views and interests of all of England’s 12 million children and young people and particularly the most vulnerable in the year ahead. I felt immensely privileged […]

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