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Children and Families Act 2014

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Sponsors:
Michael Gove
Department for Education
Lord Nash
Department for Education

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Children and Families Act 2014 c.6 13.03.2014

Latest news on the Children and Families Act 2014

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 13 March. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

Summary of the Children and Families Act 2014

The Bill seeks to reform legislation relating to the following areas:

  • adoption and children in care
  • aspects of the family justice system
  • children and young people with special educational needs
  • the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England
  • statutory rights to leave and pay for parents and adopters
  • time off work for ante-natal care
  • the right to request flexible working

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