The House of Lords Select Committee on the Children and Families Act 2014 has very kindly just shared a short survey with Researching Reform, which asks families and children what they think of the act – and we were pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a survey families can answer without being fully versed in the law itself.

The survey is part of an inquiry launched in March, whose central question is “whether the Children and Families Act 2014 has achieved its aim of improving the lives of children and families, particularly the most vulnerable children and young people in society.”

The questionnaire focuses on adoption, family justice, SEND, shared parental leave and flexible working and mental health.

The committee has asked for the views of parents, young people, professionals and teachers.

The deadline for completing the survey is 11:59pm on Monday 11 July

You can access the questionnaire here.

Anyone who would like to read/ re-read the act before answering the questionnaire can find it here.

There is also a guide to the act for children, which can be accessed here.