Government's preferred candidate for Children's Commissioner questioned

05 November 2014

The Education Committee takes evidence from the Government’s preferred candidate for Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield OBE, on Tuesday 11 November 2014.


Tuesday 11 November 2014, The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 12.20pm

  • Anne Longfield OBE, Chief Executive, 4Children

Purpose of the session

Since 2008 departmental select committees have had a formal role in the appointment process of some designated public posts which fall under the remit of their respective Government departments.

With the term of office of the current Children’s Commissioner, Maggie Atkinson, coming to an end in February 2015, the Government has invited the Education Committee to give its view on the suitability of the Government’s preferred candidate, Anne Longfield OBE.

Following the evidence session with Ms Longfield, the Committee will agree and publish a report, setting out for the Government the Committee’s views on the candidate’s suitability.

Have your say

In advance of the session, the Committee invites views on what the key priority should be for the new Children’s Commissioner.  Please send your views via Twitter, using the hashtag #OCCintray, by midday on Monday 10 November.

Further information

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