Takeover Challenge

Takeover Challenge 2017

This year, #TakeoverChallenge will officially take place on 24 November 2017. The scheme is now so well established that Takeover Challenges are happening at other times of the year too.

This year is the tenth anniversary of the Takeover Challenge, originally launched in 2007 by the Children’s Commissioner’s Office as a fun, imaginative and exciting activity to encourage organisations across England to open their doors to children and young people to take over adult roles.

The Takeover Challenge puts young people into decision-making positions and encourages organisations and businesses to hear their views. Children gain a valuable insight into the adult world and gain experience of a workplace, while organisations benefit from a fresh perspective on their work.

Over the last 10 years, the Takeover Challenge has taken on a life of its own and grown into a real success story. It’s no longer seen just as an event organised and promoted only by the Children’s Commissioner. In last two years alone, nearly 100,000 children have taken part – stepping into the shoes of a wide range of adult jobs including everything from MPs, mayors, TV presenters and teachers, to chief executives, business leaders and government officials.

Download the support materials and advice below to kick start your own Takeover Challenge!