The Big Ask: national consultation with children

20 April 2021

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel De Souza, has just launched ‘The Big Ask’ – the largest ever consultation with young people undertaken in England.

The survey will be live from 19 April until May 19 and asks all young people across England to set out your priorities for improving childhood post-COVID.

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

You can take part in the survey at

Please note that there are different versions of the survey for different age groups, including a separate survey for anyone over 18 years old.

You can watch Rachel De Souza and footballer Marcus Rashford introduce and explain the survey. And if you have any further questions, a set of answers to common questions about The Big Ask is available on the Children’s Commissioner’s website.

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