Business Plan: Business Plan 2018-2019. Children's Commissioner for England.
Children's Commissioner for England.
Published: March 2018
Children's Commissioner for England
Sanctuary Buildings 20 Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3BT, Tel: 020 7783 8330
This report presents the business plan for the Children’s Commissioner’s Office (CCO) in England for 2017-2018. The report begins with an introduction that describes the challenges faced by English children and calls for a national consensus for fair funding for services for children and for families with children. The following section discusses the Children’s Commissioner’s childhood vulnerability framework designed to measure the number of vulnerable children in England and identify the common vulnerabilities, risks, and indicators which criss cross children’s lives. It notes findings from consultations with children that indicate concerns about child abuse and neglect, children with speech and language difficulties, homelessness, home education, and the exclusion of children with disabilities. The next sections discuss mental health inpatient provision for children, children in the care system and the creation of a digital hub linking children in care councils across the county, the establishment of the Stability Index to encourage placement stability, the development of an effective digital resilience curriculum, enforcement of children’s rights online, and protection from digital profiling. Information is provided on the CCO advisory board and budget, and how the work program for 2017-18 relates to specific articles in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
ENGLAND; STRATEGIC PLANNING; FOSTER CHILDREN; CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES; CHILD ADVOCACY; POLICY FORMATION; CHILD WELFARE SERVICES; MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; SCHOOLS; EDUCATION; HOMELESSNESS; GUIDELINES