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The Big Ask: national consultation with young people

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

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

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.

Children and young people can take part in the survey at

If you are a teacher, or work with children and young people, there are lots of resources to support you implementing the survey with them.

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.

Additionally, if you want to talk to the team behind the survey, you can contact them by emailing