Building back better: What barriers do today's children face?

Young people aged from four to 17 are being asked to take a 10-minute survey to help identify their priorities for improving childhood post-Covid.

The new children’s commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has launched The Big Ask, which she hopes will result in a ground-breaking Beveridge-style report into childhood.

The Beveridge Report, published in 1942, was influential in the founding of the welfare state in the UK and Dame Rachel wants to see a similar revolution in tackling the barriers that many children face.

The survey is running until May 19 and its results will form the foundations of a Children’s Commissioner’s Childhood Commission, which will culminate in the final report later this year.

Schools are being asked to support the endeavour, using the survey during classes and assemblies and it is available via the Oak National Academy too.

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