We have had to postpone the session with the Children’s Commissioner. We’ll be announcing a new date in due course.
On Wednesday 28 October 2015 the Education Committee is taking evidence from the Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield, on her work for children.
It’s been nearly one year since the previous Committee quizzed Ms Longfield, then the Government’s preferred candidate for the post, on what her top priorities would be as Children’s Commissioner.
Before the hearing, many people sent us their own ideas via twitter.We collected a list of these suggestions which can be found in our Storify.
This summer, Anne Longfield published ‘Ambitious for Children’ in which she explains her top priorities for the next five years. These are:
* Understanding and celebrating childhood.
* Being ambitious for every child in care.
* To see a major reduction in children being harmed.
* To see sustained action to reduced inequality for children.
* See a machinery of Government that best helps children flourish.
On 28 October the Committee will be asking Anne Longfield about how she intends to turn these priorities into action and we’re inviting you to live tweet the hearing from 9.30am. The session will be streamed live on Parliament TV. Please join the conversation by tweeting your views on the hashtag #ChildrensComm.
Follow us on Twitter (@CommonsEd) for more updates on the work of the Committee.
We have also published all written submissions to the inquiry on the Children's Commissioner for England.