Marcus Rashford backs landmark consultation with kids over Covid fightback
The England and Manchester United star, who has spearheaded the battle against childhood poverty, backs a Children’s Commissioner's inquiry she hopes will trigger a Beveridge-style shake-up
.Youngsters' tsar Dame Rachel de Souza formally launches The Big Ask – the biggest ever consultation with children undertaken in this country – today.The survey runs until May 19 and will ask children across England to set out their priorities for improving childhood post-Covid.
The results will form the cornerstone of the Children’s Commissioner for England’s ‘Childhood Commission’ report due to be published later this year.The study will be accompanied by an online assembly introduced by Marcus, 23.Dame Rachel said: “It is time to give something back to children after the huge sacrifices they have made during the Covid pandemic.
“The Big Ask will ask millions of children in England to tell us what life is like for them, what their hopes and ambitions are, and what is holding them back.“I hope that every parent and carer, every teacher and anyone who works with children will encourage children to take part in this big, exciting opportunity. headtopics.com
“I want The Big Ask to be the biggest survey of children ever carried out in this country so that we can better understand what children want from the people in power and those who make decisions about their lives.“What children tell us will be at the heart of my Childhood Commission and Beveridge-style blueprint for Government and others to tackle some of the generational problems that have held back too many children for decades.”
The Big Ask will be made available to every school in England, with schools encouraged to use it during classes and assemblies.It will also be available via the online Oak National Academy and through organisations such as youth clubs.The survey is completely anonymous and does not ask children to submit any directly identifiable information
Results will be at the heart of the Childhood Commission, with the Children's Commissioner's office said will be “a once-in-a-generation review of the future of childhood, inspired by the ambition of William Beveridge’s pioneering 1940s report, which laid the foundations of the post-War social security system”.
It added: “The Childhood Commission will identify the barriers preventing children from reaching their full potential, propose solutions and come up with targets by which improvements can be monitored.” Read more: Daily Mirror »
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oh ffs saint save the kids going to cure covid now must ave been busy with his 3 hrs work a week to bother till now 😫😳😤 Does he play for Manchester United? I hope all the Covid laws will be scrapped once and for all by June 21, 2021. Please search Google for lunar mountaineering and my BBC link is about Olympus Mons.