The Children and Families Bill has spent the last few weeks being poked and prodded by the Committee in charge of overseeing it, but by tomorrow, 25th April, this should all be coming to an end.
You can check out yesterday’s banter here and see a selection of clauses up for amendment here.
The next step will be a report submitted by the Committee on The Bill, which is set to take place tomorrow. After this meeting, the third reading of The Bill will take place.
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.