Category Archive: Children and Families Bill

Jun 11

WALES/ENGLAND – LGA and Barnardo’s warn of ‘reckless’ adoption changes

The entire adoption system could be significantly damaged unless proposed reforms are reconsidered, Barnardo’s and the Local Government Association (LGA) have warned Councils currently recruit and assess four in every five adopters. Image: Morguefile Under government plans featured in the Children and Families Bill being debated in the House of Commons today, the Education Secretary …

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Jun 10

WALES/ENGLAND – Foster care to be extended to the age of 21

Teenagers will be helped to stay with their foster parents until they reach 21 under plans being put to MPs this week. MPs from all parties are expected to support an amendment to the Children and Families Bill which would fund the cost of people staying with families beyond the age of 18. The move …

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May 22

WALES/ENGLAND – Barnardo’s calls for Government not to abandon children looked after by the state

Barnardo’s is calling for more to be done to help children in care move to adulthood. Care leavers in England need support for longer, the UK’s largest children’s charity says. Now Barnardo’s is calling for the cut off age for support to be raised from 21 to 25 for all care leavers for the first …

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Mar 01

WALES/ENGLAND – Children and Families Bill passes its second reading

Read the Commons debate in Hansard below MPs debated the second reading of the Children and Families Bill in the House of Commons on Monday, 25th February 2013. The Bill was passed without a division and will now be considered by a Public Bill Committee. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education, Edward Timpson, opened the …

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Mar 01

ENGLAND – Children’s Commissioner raises concerns about Children and Families Bill

OCC publishes child rights impact assessment of Parts 1 – 3 of the Bill The Office of the Children’s Commissioner has published a child rights impact assessment of Parts 1 – 3 of the Children and Families Bill. The purpose of the assessment is to identify the likely impact of the Bill’s provisions on the …

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Feb 21

WALES/ENGLAND – Briefing on Children and Families Bill

News Release 20 Feb 2013 Resolution has drafted a briefing on the Children and Families Bill which you can read in full here. Associated files Briefing – Children and Families Bill 2013 (.pdf – 218kb)   SOURCE: Resolution

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