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In the spring, Puk Elgård couldn’t keep her arms down when she landed the job as front woman for the Children’s Council.
Now, less than a year later, she is stepping down, the Children’s Council states in a press release.
Puk Elgård justifies his choice by saying that the framework and conditions that the Children’s Council has to fulfill its purpose are not good enough.
“Neither the ten hours that my work as frontwoman is standardized for, nor the secretariat’s limited resources,” she explains and continues:
“Personally, I get too far away from reality and the meeting with the children, when the few hours I have available must also be used to hold meetings with politicians and professionals, give interviews, attend conferences, read professional literature, follow the political debate and lead a council of 8 members.’
Therefore, the former TV presenter calls for the position of front woman to be normalized to a full-time position.
Puk Elgård was appointed by Minister for the Elderly and Social Affairs Astrid Krag.
The Children’s Council must ensure children’s rights, be an adviser to the government and the Danish Parliament and monitor and assess whether Denmark lives up to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in legislation and practice