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CHILDREN'S INVOLVEMENT IN CHOOSING CHILDREN'S COMMISSIONER WELCOMED

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The National Children's Bureau (NCB) warmly welcomes the government's decision to involve children and young people...
The National Children's Bureau (NCB) warmly welcomes the government's decision to involve children and young people in recruiting the new children's commissioner for England.

Margaret Hodge, minister for children, young people and families announced this week that children and young people will have a key role in selecting and appointing the commissioner, who will advise on children's issues and ensure that their views are fed into policy-making.

NCB's chief executive Paul Ennals said: 'We are delighted that the government is involving children and young people in the recruitment of the children's commissioner for England.

'Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland have given children and young people a say when recruiting their own commissioners, and now this good practice has spread to England.

'We hope that it spreads even further, so that the principle of listening to children becomes a part of the culture at all levels of government.'

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