New Children's Commissioner for England begins post

New Children’s Commissioner for England begins post

Dame Rachel de Souza has now begun her term as Children’s Commissioner for England, after taking over from predecessor Anne Longfield.

In her role Dame Rachel de Souza speaks up for children and young people so that policymakers and the people who have an impact on their live take their views and interests into account when making decisions about them.

Commenting on the start of her tenure, she said:

“As I begin my tenure as Children’s Commissioner, let me first say something about adulthood in 2021. Part of adulthood is having the right answers to big questions. Ultimately, that is what children expect of us – having answers to things. Some might not even be able to say it yet, but that’s what they expect. That’s what I liked about being a teacher – trying to get those answers right, and seeing the impact on children. It is so important for them. When I became a headteacher, then took on responsibility for running a whole family of schools, the questions got bigger, but still they needed answering, for the sake of the thousands of young people in our care.”

More information about the Children’s Commissioner for England can be found here.

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