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New Children and Families Act 2014

17th March 2014

New Children and Families Act 2014


Landmark Children and Families Act 2014 gains royal assent. This will mean changes to the law to give greater protection to vulnerable children.


Children and Families Minister, said:

The Children and Families Act is all about reforming services for vulnerable children – reflecting this government’s deep determination to give every child, whatever their start in life, an equal chance to make the best of themselves.


From 1 October 2014, prospective fathers or a mother’s partner can take time off to attend up to 2 antenatal appointments.

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