The Big Ask

The new Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has today launched The Big Ask – the largest ever consultation with children aged 4 to 17 in England. It aims to find out children’s concerns and aspirations about the future, so that we can put children at the heart of our country’s recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Click on the text below to go to the survey page for young people:
https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/thebigask/

The survey is split by age group with two easy read versions available. It will take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete.

Why you should take part

This is your chance to have your say on the things that matter to you. You can tell us what your life is like, what you want in the future, and anything you think is holding you back.
We’ll use what you say to tell the people who run the country or your local area what you think needs to change to make your life better.

Parents, care leavers and those working with children are also invited to complete the adult survey to share their views about the future for children and young people today, and what they think is holding young people back. It will take about 5 minutes to complete.

Click on the text below to go to they adult survey page:

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/thebigask/adults/

The results from this survey will help the Children’s Commissioner identify the barriers preventing children from reaching their potential, put forward solutions and set ambitious goals for the country to achieve.