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Maggie Atkinson proposed as new Children's Commissioner

Ed Balls writes to Children Select Committee with nomination

Ed Balls, the Secretary of State at the DCSF, has written to the Children Select Committee of the House of Commons, nominating Maggie Atkinson as the new Children's Commissioner following the competitive selection process. The current incumbent, Sir Al Aynsley-Green, comes to the end of his five year appointment in February 2010.

Maggie has been Director of Children’s Services in Gateshead since 2003. She was President of the ADCS (Association of Directors of Children’s Services) until March 2008, and is currently chair of the National Expert Group on the Children’s Workforce and national chair for the new Centre of Excellence in Outcomes (C4EO).

More detail can be found on the DCSF website here.