Guest Lecture – The Children’s Commissioner for England

27th Nov 2014, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine

children and families

A Reflection on the Children and Families Act 2014

The Children & Families Act 2014 has reformed the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and brought change to the systems of adoption, fostering, special needs education, shared parenting and parental leave.  Dr. Maggie Atkinson, the Children’s Commissioner for England will reflect on these changes and speak about children’s rights and the complexities of childhood in the 21st Century.

Dr Maggie Atkinson has been Children’s Commissioner for England since March 2010.  She is the second post holder in this vital role, which enables her to promote and protect the rights of the child.

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