Published: 17 November 2023

A Person Holding A Globe

A Person Holding A Globe

The Big Ambition survey is open to children and young people across England, and parents and carers can fill out the survey on behalf of children. I want to know what children enjoy about their schools, communities, family life, and the wider world. I also want to find out what young people would like policymakers and Government to focus on to help them achieve their future hopes and ambitions. 

Over the last few months, my team and I have been visiting schools, colleges, children's homes, secure children's homes, residential special schools, hospitals, young offender institutes, youth clubs and many other locations across England to get children and young people involved.

The questions in the survey have been tailored to suit the age of the child answering, but, everyone is being asked what they think the Government should do to make children’s lives better. I will be sharing what children tell me in The Big Ambition survey with policymakers across all the political parties to ensure they are putting children's voices and needs at the heart of their policies and priorities.

Further resources are available on my website, including PowerPoint slides, lesson plans, FAQs and printable versions of the survey if it cannot be completed online. The easy read version of the survey is an option via the survey link

Please share this survey on your social media accounts using the hashtag #TheBigAmbition. See our Social Media Kit for schools and our Social Media Kit for organisations, for suggestions of what this could look like.   

Every response counts so please encourage all children, parents and carers to get involved!
Dame Rachel de Souza, Children's Commissioner for England

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