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  English kids want a children's commissioner
Updated 07 October 2002, 10.49
Kids want a commissioner
Loads of you think not enough is being done for kids and want a special person to fight for your rights.

Over 90% of kids in England want a children's commissioner, according to a survey by charity Unicef.

Wales already has one

A commissioner would be a person specially appointed by the government to listen to children, and tell politicians what would make your life better.

Peter Clarke - the commissioner for Welsh children
Peter Clarke - the commissioner for Welsh children
It's hoped that this would help politicians and other adults take the views and rights of children more seriously.

There is already a commissioner in Wales, and others are planned for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

But the government wants to see how well they work before appointing one in England.

Already, though, the Welsh commissioner has complained about problems such as the terrible state of school toilets.

The United Nations has also said it wants someone who will look after kids and said it was 'deeply concerned' that no position exists in England.

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