Visit from the Children's Commisioner
We were delighted to welcome the Children's Commisioner, Deborah McMillan, to St Peter's School on Monday.
Deborah, a former police officer, teacher and director of children’s services in the UK, met with school and class council representatives from Year 6. She explained that her role is to listen to children and young people to find out what it is that is important to them.
Her role is also to speak up for children and young people to ensure their voice is heard. The Children’s Commissioner has launched an Island wide consultation to find out what children and young people think the priorities of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner should be. Deborah says “In order to use my influence effectively I must be sure that I am reflecting the views of children and young people.”
In order to make sure that we prioritise those issues the Children's Commisioner has put together four surveys to capture the views of children and young people aged 3-18 years old, as well as adults and professionals working with children and young people.
The links to the surveys are below, and are available below. They survey is open until 16th March 2018. They are keen to gather as much feedback as possible, so please do complete one with your child and also complete the adult survey.
The Commisioner will be using the responses to develop a strategic plan for the next 3 years, so the input from children and young people is vital to make sure that their voices are heard.
All surveys are available below. Copies in Polish and Portuguese are also available in school and will be sent by email.
Secondary school survey:
Adults and professionals survey:
Further details on the Children’s Commissioner and her role are available at the following link: