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Who are we?

The Children’s Commissioner’s office is a national, independent organisation with statutory powers and regulations.  The Commissioner has a legal duty to promote and protect the rights of all children in England in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

The Children and Families Act 2014 gives her special responsibility for the rights of children who are in or leaving care, living away from home or receiving social care services (section 8A).  The Commissioner’s Advice Line must be made available to looked after children and is required in the relevant guidance.  The Commissioner’s Advice Line is here to support vulnerable children who are:

What do we do?

What is the role and purpose of the service?

What we can’t do:

How to contact us: