Children & young people in Telford and Wrekin – make your voice heard!

Until 28 May, children and young people in Telford and Wrekin can take part in The Big Ask, the largest ever survey for children and young people in England, launched by the Children’s Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza

Children & young people in Telford and Wrekin – make your voice heard!

The results of the survey will be used to show the government what the younger generation thinks it’s important for its future and what children need to live happier lives. 

It will also help identify barriers preventing children and young people to reach their full potential and propose solutions to address them.

Children from as young as 4 years old can take part. Parents and carers can also complete the adult survey

Councillor Shirley Reynolds, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People, Education and Lifelong Learning said: “We are asking all schools in Telford and Wrekin to please make The Big Ask survey part of their lessons in the coming days. On the survey’s website, there are a range of resources that schools can use to engage their students.

“So far, we have had great feedback from borough’s schools, parents and carers who have taken part. 

“We want to encourage many more to make their voice heard, it’s a unique opportunity to let the government know what our children’s life is, what hopes and aspirations they have and what challenges they face. 

“It’s of particular importance to do so now, so as to understand how the pandemic challenges (lockdown, social distancing, home schooling) have truly affected our children and young people and how they can be best supported to reach their full potential. “

To complete the Big Ask Survey, visit the Children’s Commissioner website