Children's Commissioner for England: Advisory Bodies

Department for Education written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Emma Lewell-Buck Emma Lewell-Buck Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the selection process is for members of the Children's Commissioner's Advisory Board.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Children’s Commissioner for England’s advisory board brings together individuals from across the children’s sector and wider civil society. Membership is by the formal invitation of the Children’s Commissioner following public advertisement and a recruitment exercise. The Children’s Commissioner selects members from applications received and they are invited on the basis of the following considerations:

  • a track record of excellence at a strategic policy and delivery level;
  • a track record of high strategic or operational performance to support services relevant to children young people and families;
  • proven knowledge and experience of policymaking and public affairs; and/or
  • knowledge of the role, remit, powers and duties of the Children’s Commissioner as defined in legislation.

The work of the advisory board is undertaken paying due regard to the seven principles of the Code of Conduct for those in Public Life. The terms of reference for the Advisory Board are publically available here:


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