The Children’s Commissioner for England is Anne Longfield OBE.
She has a statutory duty to promote and protect the rights of all children in England in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.The Children and Families Act 2014 gives her special responsibility for the rights of children who are in or leaving care, living away from home or receiving social care services.
She speaks for wider groups of children on non-devolved issues including immigration (for the whole of the UK) and youth justice (for England and Wales).
It is her job to make life better for all children and young people by making sure their rights are respected and realised and that their views are taken seriously.The Commissioner is supported in her work by a team of staff.
Together, they are responsible for the rights of all children and young people until they are 18 years old, or 25 years if they have been in care, are care leavers or have a disability.