Children and Families Bill

Queen’s Speech Review

The Queen’s Speech in May set out the Government’s legislative plans for the year ahead.

Nineteen bills and draft bills were planned including the Children and Families Bill.

This Bill will make significant changes to;

Adoption:  The speed of the process will become the primary concern over matching children with parents of the same ethnicity.

Family Law:  Care cases must be completed within 6 months.

Flexible parental leave:  Mothers and fathers will be able to share parental leave if they wish; allowing them to use the time to better fit their needs.

Special Educational Needs (SEN): Parents of children with SEN will be given more choice.  Parents or young people will also be given the right to a personal budget for their support.

Family Solicitors and Lawyers Eastbourne, Hailsham, Polegate, East Sussex

If you would like help and advice on children matters please contact our Family Law Department for a free initial interview on Eastbourne 01323 727321 or Hailsham 01323 841481.

Nicholas Dennis
Nicholas Dennis
Alexandra Funnell
Alexandra Funnell
Guy Brown
Guy Brown
Carolyn Richards
Carolyn Richards