Backgrounder on the children’s commissioner

    Backgrounder on the children’s commissioner for
    England

    All the coverage from Community Care and www.communitycare.co.uk
    about the children’s commissioner for England.


    Right man, wrong role

    New Asset  
    Professor Al
    Aynsley-Green


    England’s first ever children’s commissioner appointed


    The Bigger Picture on the Children Act 2004


    Confusion and fear over commissioner role


    Sixty second interview with Margaret Hodge


    Call for champion to have wider powers


    The Children Act obstacle course


    Laming blames state of children’s services on poor
    leadership


    Government failing on children’s rights


    It’s the people who matter


    Hearts and minds reluctantly follow as bill completes passage


    Hodge accused of “side-lining children’s rights”


    Hodge dilutes champion’s role

     
    Hodge dilutes role

    I
    nquiry into Every Child Matters announced


    Express yourself


    Committee reiterates concerns about children’s commissioner for
    England


    Are you on the A-list?


    Runners and riders jockey for position


    The big question


    Peers fail to amend Children Bill to make schools work with
    agencies


    Police officers to face misconduct charge over Climbie
    case


    Child’s play


    Peers grant extended power to children’s commissioner in
    England


    Bill amended to give commissioner in England greater
    independence


    Signs of hope for bill

     
    Scottish commissioner
    Kathleen Marshall


    Bill could breach human rights


    Minister fends off amendments but agrees UN Convention must
    apply


    Peers set to force concessions on proposals for
    information-sharing


    Share and share alike


    Lords debate Children Bill changes


    Will the Children Bill make a difference?


    Commissioners face joint working problems

     


    Is England being short-changed?


    Lords greet bill but seek more independence and money for
    commissioner


    Little confidence in commissioner’s role

    Peter Clarke  
    Welsh commissioner Peter
    Clarke


    The bill does not add up


    Responses to bill


    Children bill to reform services


    An end to the blame game


    Jury still out on Bill as doubts over children’s commissioner
    linger


    Something’s missing


    Children Bill sets framework for reforms


    Clarke admits resources needed to fund measures in Children
    Bill


    Flexibility is key to Children Bill


    Special report on the Children Bill


    Children Bill published


    A chance for children


    Queen outlines plans for next parliamentary session


    Singleton questions independence of commissioner in call for more
    freedom

    New Asset  
    Singleton questioned
    independence


    Commissioner on the cards


    Caution urged over Green paper reforms


    New dawn for children’s services sees creation of dedicated
    directors posts


    Green paper outlines radical change for children and young people’s
    services


    First reactions to the Green Paper


    Green Paper on children unveiled

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