children's commissioner launches The Big Ask survey

get your child’s voice heard and make a difference


The Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, is launching a once-in-a-generation review of children’s lives.


It’s called ‘The Childhood Commission’ and it will identify the barriers preventing children reaching their full potential and propose policy solutions to address them.

At its heart is ‘The Big Ask’ – the largest ever consultation held with children.

In this survey the Children’s Commissioner is asking children and young people what they think is important for their future and what is holding young people back. The Children’s Commissioner will use what children and young people tell her to show the Government what they think and what they need to live happier lives.


It’s an exciting opportunity to help us think big and it’s a chance for every child in England to have their voice heard. The survey is available for different age bands to make it accessible.


who should complete it?

The survey is for children aged 4-17 but there is also a survey for adults aged 18+ who are care leavers, parents, or people who work with children. If you fall into any of these categories please also complete the survey as the more perspectives that are heard, the more helpful the findings will be to enable informed decisions to be made for our children and their futures.


Find out more and take part


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