The Big Ask
This week Dame Rachel de Souza, Children’s Commissioner for England, has launched ‘The Big Ask’, the biggest ever consultation with children undertaken in this country. The survey will run until May 19th and will ask children across England to set out their priorities for improving childhood post-Covid.
The results from ‘The Big Ask’ will be at the heart of the Childhood Commission, a once-in-a-generation review of the future of childhood, inspired by the ambition of William Beveridge’s pioneering 1940s report, which laid the foundations of the post-War social security system. The Childhood Commission will identify the barriers preventing children from reaching their full potential, propose solutions and come up with targets by which improvements can be monitored.
‘The Big Ask’ will also be made available to organisations and services working with children including schools, youth groups, local authorities, children’s mental health services and others.
The survey is completely anonymous and adults who are care leavers, parents or who work with children are invited to complete an adult survey to share their views too. Find out more here.