Education Committee

The Children's Commissioner for England

Status: open - accepting written submissions

Accepting written submissions; the deadline is midday, on Monday 11 April 2016.

Following discussion of the issues raised in an oral evidence session with the Children’s Commissioner on 6 January, the Committee has decided to take further evidence on the role of the Children’s Commissioner

Scope of the inquiry

The Committee invites additional written submissions on the following points:

  • The responsibilities, powers, and independence of the Children’s Commissioner for England, including in comparison with equivalent position in other UK nations and around the world
  • The impact of the role of the Children’s Commissioner following changes made by the Children and Families Act 2014
  • How the performance of the Children’s Commissioner should be assessed

Terms of reference: The Children's Commissioner for England

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