Children's Rights Survey

Education and Skills written question – answered on 16th January 2007.

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Photo of Annette Brooke Annette Brooke Shadow Spokesperson (Children, Schools and Families), Shadow Minister (Education), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he has taken to ensure that as many children and young people as possible take part in his Department's online children's rights survey.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and 14-19 Learners), Department for Education and Skills, Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Schools and 14-19 Learners)

The Department has commissioned a consortium of children organisations to ensure that as many children and young people as possible take part in his Department's online children's rights survey. The consortium consists of the Children's Rights Alliance for England, the National Children's Bureau, UNICEF UK and Save the Children (England).

The survey has featured on children and young people websites including those of the Office of Children's Commissioner, Children's Rights Alliance for England, National Children's Bureau, Save the Children, UNICEF UK, Teen issues, School Councils UK, National Deaf Children's Society, Participation Works, the Scout Association, Girlguiding UK and "The Site". It has also been featured on a range of Government sponsored websites including those of DirectGov Young People, Connexions Direct and Every Child Matters.

The survey has been promoted by relevant networks: the UK Youth Parliament; the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and citizenship network at the National Children's Bureau; the Participation Workers Network England; the Children's Rights Officers and Advocates; 380 member organisations of the Children's Rights Alliance for England; and to members of the international Children's Rights Information Network. It has also featured in Children Now and Young People Now magazines.

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