Anne Longfield OBE, who started as the new Children’s Commissioner for England on 2 March, has identified her immediate priorities as:
- working with children to make sure their interests are at the forefront of decision making nationally and locally
- securing real improvements for the most vulnerable children in the country’s care system
- making sure adults and professionals understand and act on, the signs displayed by children who are abused or neglected
- securing real commitments from all the major political parties to make children a key priority as they go into the election in May, including to renew their commitments to helping the poorest, most disadvantaged children.