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Formerly Takeover Day, Takeover Challenge is a national event led by the Children's Commissioner for England. It offers children and young people the chance to work with adults and get involved in decision-making.
Each year for the last three years over 40,000 children and young people worked with a range of organisations, including businesses, schools, police and fire services, newspapers, banks, TV and radio stations, charities, local councils, MPs, hospitals, charities and government departments. For 2014, the Commissioner has raised the target to 50,000 participants. Friday 21 November 2014 was the eighth in a series of annual Takeover Days.
In 2015, for the first time, previous participants are being asked to become Ambassadors for the scheme, recruiting new young people and organisations to be involved.
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