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Children and Families Act

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Sessions 2012-13, 2013-14

Last updated: 14 March 2014 at 09:22

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Long title

To make provision about children, families, and people with special educational needs; to make provision about the right to request flexible working; and for connected purposes


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

Sponsoring departments

Department for Education
Michael Gove
Conservative, Surrey Heath
Department for Education
Lord Nash
Conservative, Life peer

Current version of the Bill

Children and Families Act 2014 c.6
13 March 2014

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Lords
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
In progress
Not applicable
Not yet reached