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Schools to make sure children's voices are heard in a once-in-a-generation review

28 April 2021

Make sure your children's views are heard in the Children’s Commissioner for England's once-in-a-generation review to direct the future of childhood.

The Big Ask is a survey for children and young people aged 4 to 17 in England. The survey asks children how the pandemic has changed their lives, what their aspirations are and the barriers to reaching them, how things are at home, how their communities and local environment could be improved, and how they feel about the future and the challenges facing the world.

The answers will be used to let the Government and local authorities know what children need to live happier lives, as well as to guide policy solutions aimed at addressing the barriers preventing children from reaching their full potential.

All schools should be completing the survey during classes and assemblies. For more information go to the Children's Commissioner website.

The Big Ask is the biggest ever consultation with children undertaken in this country so it's essential all voices are heard.

The Chair of the Kingston and Richmond Youth Council, Lydia Roebuck, has also shared this message to encourage children to take part:

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Up to: April 2021

Updated: 28 April 2021