Children's Commissioner

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Children's Commissioner

Children's Commissioner

Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner

Williams, Nigel Prichard (1955-2006), charity worker and children's commissioner

ATKINSON, Margaret Elizabeth (born 1956), Children’s Commissioner for England, 2010–15

LONGFIELD, Anne Elizabeth (born 1960), Children’s Commissioner for England, since 2015

Clarke, Peter William Hanwell (1948-2007), social worker and children's commissioner

LEWSLEY-MOONEY, Patricia (born 1957), Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People, since 2007

Report on the High Commissioner's Five Global Priority Issues for Refugee Children

NEWSAM, Malcolm (born 1955), Commissioner for Children’s Social Care, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, since 2014

RHODES, Campbell (1874 - 1941), Member, Council of India, 1925–35; Chairman, Hoare, Miller, Ltd, London; Chairman, 1930 Fund for District Nurses; Chairman Evelina Hospital for Children, Southwark; County Scout Commissioner for Berkshire; Rover Scout Leader, Wargrave-on-Thames

AYNSLEY-GREEN, Albert (born 1943), Founder and Director, Aynsley-Green Consulting, since 2010; Children’s Commissioner for England, 2005–10; Nuffield Professor of Child Health, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 1993–2005, now Emeritus; President, British Medical Association, 2015–June 2016

KN and ors (on behalf of The two minor children of KN and FW) v Switzerland, Merits, UN Doc CAT/C/52/D/481/2011, IHRL 3862 (UNCAT 2014), 19th May 2014, United Nations General Assembly [UNGA]; Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights [OHCHR]; Committee Against Torture [CAT]

Hosking (Michael) and Hosking (Marie) and Commissioner for Children (intervening) v Runting and Pacific Magazines NZ Limited, Commonwealth Press Union (NZ) (intervening) and ACP Media Limited (intervening), Appeal judgment, [2004] NZCA 34, (2005) 1 NZLR 1, (2004) 7 HRNZ 301, ILDC 215 (NZ 2004), 25th March 2004, Court of Appeal [CA]


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A post created in Wales under the Care Standards Act 2000 and in England by the Children Act 2004. Independent of government, the role of the Commissioner is to promote awareness of the views and interests of children. He is not generally permitted to conduct investigations into the cases of individual children, but is allowed to do so where the case has wider policy relevance for other children not directly involved.

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