Professor Maggie Atkinson Educator, Former Children`s Commissioner for England
Professor Maggie Atkinson is an educator and strategic leader: first in schools, then in English local government. She has been a Director of Children’s Services and was President of the Association representing them. As Children’s Commissioner for England 2010-15, she was a statutory children’s rights champion. She is a consultant and adviser, and the independent scrutineer for 4 safeguarding children partnerships. She is Non-Executive Director in two charities, Honorary Professor at Keele University, and a reflective commentator on the world in which we raise, care for, nurture, educate and value our children.