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Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England today urged the Government to put the welfare of and aspiration for children at the heart of its work. Commenting on the appointment of the new Cabinet and Ministerial teams, Anne Longfield said:

“The Conservative party made a number of commitments to children in its Election manifesto. It is vital that the Government now takes the opportunity it has with a majority in Parliament to develop and deliver a truly coherent vision for England’s 12 million children which places their interests at its very heart and makes their welfare a top priority over the next five years.

The Prime Minister has said that he wants to make Britain the best place to grow up in in Europe and I would like to see this vision achieved. That is why today I am asking the Government to mark the beginning of their term in office by committing to:

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