Category Archive: Children’s Commissioner (England)

Jul 29

ENGLAND – Half a million more children forced into poverty by 2015, warns Children’s Commissioner

  Government is breaching its ‘obligations on children’s rights’, concludes report   Over half a million more children will be forced into poverty by 2015 because of Government fiscal policies and tax and benefit changes, according to a report published by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England. The report,  Child Rights Impact Assessment …

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Mar 01

ENGLAND – Children’s Commissioner raises concerns about Children and Families Bill

OCC publishes child rights impact assessment of Parts 1 – 3 of the Bill The Office of the Children’s Commissioner has published a child rights impact assessment of Parts 1 – 3 of the Children and Families Bill. The purpose of the assessment is to identify the likely impact of the Bill’s provisions on the …

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Feb 01

ENGLAND – Children’s Commissioner calls for comprehensive impact assessments of Government’s judicial review proposals

Response to the judicial review consultation published The Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England has published its response to the proposals of the Ministry of Justice for reform of judicial review. The Government has sought views on a package of measures to stem the growth in applications for judicial reviews. The consultation, which closed …

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Sep 27

ENGLAND – Atkinson welcomes proposed changes to children’s commissioner role

Children’s commissioner for England Maggie Atkinson has backed government plans to bolster her role. Atkinson: said any move would have to ensure the role kept its current powers In her response to the consultation on the plans, she backed recommendations to merge her role with that of the children’s rights director and give her greater …

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Sep 25

ENGLAND – Children’s rights coalition announces a year of action for greater recognition of children’s rights

Competition launched to mark 20th anniversary of ratification of UNCRC A groundbreaking coalition of children and young people’s charities, voluntary organisations and statutory bodies will join forces for a year of action to see greater recognition of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and to press for its systematic use …

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Sep 25

ENGLAND – New interim board appointed to advise Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Board will work towards the creation of new Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England The Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) has assembled a new Interim Advisory Board. It comprises individuals drawn from a variety of backgrounds able to provide unique expertise to the OCC. They range from the Chief Executive of Turning Point …

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