Children (Access to Parents) Bill 2010-12
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Commons
- House of Commons
- House of Lords
- Royal Assent
- 1st reading: House of Commons 29 March, 2011 | 29.03.2011
|Bill 174 2010-12 (as introduced) | PDF version, 76KB||24.11.2011|
Latest news on the Children (Access to Parents) Bill 2010-12The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress.
Summary of the Children (Access to Parents) Bill 2010-12A Bill to require courts, local authorities and other bodies, when determining or enforcing issues of residence and contact, to operate under the presumption that the rights of a child include the right to grow up knowing and having access to and contact with both of the parents involved in the residence or contact case concerned, unless exceptional circumstances are demonstrated that such contact is not in the best interests of the child; to create an offence if a relevant body or person does not operate under or respect such a presumption; and for connected purposes
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