A manifesto for children

Document type
Summary
Corporate author(s)
Children's Commissioner
Publisher
Children's Commissioner for England
Date of publication
7 September 2019
Subject(s)
Children and Young People, Families, Housing and Homelessness, Social Policy
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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The manifesto, published ahead of any upcoming General Election, calls on Britain’s political parties to include a six-point plan in their election manifestos to transform the life chances for disadvantaged children and to help all of England’s 12 million children to thrive.

The manifesto sets out some of the key issues that children have told the Children’s Commissioner’s Office are affecting their lives, and reflects many of the subjects the Children’s Commissioner has been shining a light on in recent years – children growing up in chaotic families, inadequate children’s mental health services, children’s safety and children living in poor quality housing such as B&Bs, converted office blocks or shipping containers.

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