Children's Commissioner

What is the Children's Commissioner?

We are an independent organisation that was set up by parliament as part of the Children Act 2004.

We look after the interests and act as the voice of children and young people. We do this by:

exposing issues informed by children and young people themselves
provoking and facilitating quality discussion and debate
influencing the public, parents, carers and politicians through effective advocacy, particularly through the media
informing and scrutinising government policy
holding organisations to account
celebrating and promoting the participation of children and young people.

Our key priorities

The Office of the Childrens' Commissioner is focusing on eight themes:

Children and young people in society
Tackling discrimination
Youth justice and antisocial behaviour
Asylum seeking and immigration
Vulnerable children
Disabled children and young people
The health and wellbeing of children and young people.

The Commissioner has a very broad area of responsibility but in carrying out his work, the Commissioner has to work within the framework of the five outcomes described in the Government's Green Paper, Every Child Matters and have regard to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.



Click here to visit Children's Commissioner's website.




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