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Latest progress on Government social care and child support policy changes and consultations

Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018

This House of Commons Library briefing paper considers ongoing Government consultations and forthcoming policy changes related to social care and child support. It provides summary information, including the original rationale for the consultation, the original date and revised date, and the latest position; for some topics, links to separate Library briefing papers providing further information are included.

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The paper covers some of the key topics under consideration by the Government in this field, including (ordered by when first announced):

  • Carers’ strategy;
  • Sure Start Children’s Centres (including the suspension of Ofsted inspections);
  • surrogacy and parental orders for single people;
  • the Green Paper on social care for older people, and the “parallel programme” for working age adults;
  • family justice review (including grandparents access);
  • updated Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance;
  • updated child maintenance arrears and compliance strategy;
  • response to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s (IICSA) report on child migrants.

Commons Briefing papers CBP-8303

Author: Tim Jarrett

Topics: Child care, Child support, Children and families, Children's social services, Community care, Family law, Older people

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