Children’s Commissioner Rachel de Souza is speaking up for children in England, standing up for their rights, and making sure that the people in power listen to what children need and want.
“It’s time to give something big back to young people like you after COVID — and we need your help to do it. I’m launching the largest ever survey of children and young people in England. We’ll use what you tell us to show the government what you think, and what children need to live happier lives.”
How can you help in Staffordshire?
The Big Ask, is an opportunity to raise on a national level the issues that are most important for children. Staffordshire were unsure what level of data would be available to them but it has been confirmed that if enough data is collected we will be able to access it at a ward level or lower for our area. This is a great opportunity to get information about the needs of our children post COVID-19. So we need your help. For us to get this data the number of children needs to be big enough to warrant the breakdown and provide something meaningful and we only have until May 19, 2021 which I am sure you will all agree will fly by.
So if you haven’t already could we ask you to help, by sharing this as far and as wide as possible and asking anyone you or your teams come into contact with to help promote this with local children and young people. The survey is open for 4-17 years and over 18s can respond too, there are different formats so it should be super easy. They are also running focus sessions for under fours so we will follow up and see if we can get involved in this way too.
Just in case you haven’t got it already the information is here The Big Ask | Children’s Commissioner for EnglandChildren’s Commissioner for England (childrenscommissioner.gov.uk)
Natasha Moody Assistant Director for Commissioning