An interesting Bill was announced today in the Queen's speech in relation to children and families. The potential changes that could come in are regarding Adoption, care proceedings for children and shared parenting. Hopefully all positive and looking at what is in the best interests of children in any situation.
Adoption, care proceedings and shared parenting changes to be introduced. The government will introduce a Children and Families Bill in the current parliamentary session. Changes to adoption rules will prioritise the need to find a child a permanent placement over race considerations. There will be a six month deadline for the completion of care cases. On family breakdown, the government will seek to ensure that children retain a continuing relationship with both parents if it is in the children's best interests.Parents will be given the opportunity to take flexible leave in order to share child care responsibilities. Legislation will also give parents more choice and control over support for children with special educational needs.