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Children and Families Bill

Published Friday, February 15, 2013

The Children and Families Bill introduces a wide range of legislation concerning adoption and children in care, aspects of family justice law, special educational needs, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England, child care, statutory rights to leave and pay for parents and adopters, time off work for ante-natal care, and the right to request flexible working. This paper has been prepared for the Second Reading of the Bill.

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This paper has been written for the House of Commons Second Reading debate on the Children and Families Bill [Bill 131] on 25 February 2013. The Bill seeks to reform legislation relating to 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; and the right to request flexible working.

Commons Briefing papers RP13-11

Authors: Robert Long; Christine Gillie; Catherine Fairbairn; Douglas Pyper

Topics: Child care, Children and families, Divorce, Employment, Family law, Further education, Schools, Special educational needs

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