Vulnerable children in care in England are missing from school and at risk of becoming ‘invisible’ to the services there to support them, without any of the vital opportunities education provides.
That’s the key takeaway message...Read more
The desperate situation facing many children forced to leave war-ravaged Ukraine is dominating the agenda at this week’s gathering of the European Network of Children’s Commissioners (ENOC).
ENOC is a non-profit body of independent children’s rights...Read more
England’s Commissioner for Children says the government should follow the lead of fellow UK nations Wales and Scotland in banning the smacking of children.
Dame Rachel de Souza has thrown her weight behind growing calls for...Read more
Dame Rachel de Souza, the new Children’s Commissioner for England, says she will stage the country largest consultation ever held with children, as part of a once-in-a-generation review of the future of childhood.Read more
As nurseries and schools begin to reopen, there is much concern about the impact of this very difficult year on children. One aspect of normal childhood which many have missed out on in the last...Read more
Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, has delivered her final speech in post with a challenge to the Prime Minister to show he is serious about children by putting them at the heart of his...Read more
With the majority of the country’s children now back in school after the pandemic-enforced closures, there should be a huge recognition of the behind-the-scenes work that has been done to make even this scenario possible. Read more
Anne Longfield, England’s Children’s Commissioner, says the far-reaching effects coronavirus could see a ‘lost generation’ of vulnerable teenagers falling through gaps in the school and care systems.Read more
Many children have an innate sense of equality, fairness and justice and know how these concepts relate to their day-to-day lives. A lot of children also have the confidence to voice their opinions when they...Read more
Children are no less affected by the worry and stress the coronavirus crisis can cause than adults. While it is reassuring that the virus rarely makes children physically ill, it can still impact on their...Read more
A new report shines a damning light on the experiences of UK children in care who are routinely moved away from where family and friends live.
Anna Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, says many children...Read more