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Anne Longfield OBE
Children’s Commissioner for England
Anne Longfield OBE was appointed Children’s Commissioner for England in March this year. As Children’s Commissioner she has legal responsibility for representing the views and interests of the nation’s 12 million children to the decision-makers who can make a difference to their lives. She must also promote and protect their rights. Her work must, in particular, focus on vulnerable groups of children.
Anne is a leading figure in the children’s sector with over 30 years’ experience of and expertise in shaping the national policy agenda and delivering services to children and families. She is passionate about championing children’s interests and improving their lives and has led numerous high profile national campaigns, inquiries, commissions and research programmes that have effected positive change for children.
Prior to becoming Children’s Commissioner, Anne was Chief Executive of 4Children during which time she spent time advising the Government on children and family policy in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit at Cabinet Office.