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This Library Note provides information on the Children and Families Bill, which is due for second reading in the House of Lords on 2 July 2013. The Note is intended to be read in conjunction with two House of Commons Library Research Papers: Children and Families Bill (15 February 2013, RP13/11) and Children and Families Bill Committee Stage Report (31 May 2013, RP13/32), which provide background information and summarise the second reading debate and committee stage in the House of Commons. This Note summarises the report stage and third reading debate in the House of Commons. The Bill covers several areas, including: adoption and children in care; the family justice system; children and young people with special educational needs; the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England; rights to leave and pay for parents; the right to request flexible working; and early years education and child care.


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