A message from The Children's Commissioner - Dame Rachel de Souza

The Big Ask is a survey for children and young people aged 4–17 in England. 

See this message for all young people from Rachel de Souza, the Children’s Commissioner for England. 

Hi, my job is to speak up for children in England, stand up for their rights, and make sure that the people in power listen to what children need and want.

It’s time to give something big back to young people like you after COVID — and we need your help to do it.

This is the largest ever survey of children and young people in England. We’ll use what you tell us to show the government what you think, and what children need to live happier lives.

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.

This survey will only take you 5-10 minutes.