Business Plan: Consultation With Children. Children's Commissioner for England.
Published: April 2018
Children's Commissioner for England
Sanctuary Buildings 20 Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3BT, Tel: 020 7783 8330
This report presents the findings of a study that gathered information from English children to inform the work of the Children’s Commissioner’s Office (CCO). Participants included children in primary and secondary schools, Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), and children with disabilities in 11 focus groups, and five interviews with children with disabilities in foster care. Children were asked what CCO should focus on in the coming year, particular groups of children that should be consulted, engagement methods that should be used, and their views on six policy areas, including: mental health, schools, speech and language services, unfair exclusions, home education, and homelessness. Key themes in each area are summarized.
CHILDS ATTITUDES; CHILD ENGAGEMENT; YOUTH ENGAGEMENT; ENGLAND; STRATEGIC PLANNING; FOSTER CHILDREN; CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES; CHILD ADVOCACY; POLICY FORMATION; CHILD WELFARE SERVICES; MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; SCHOOLS; EDUCATION; HOMELESSNESS; GUIDELINES