Coram welcomes adoption law changes

March 24, 2014 0 comments

family life

Children’s charity Coram has welcomed the changes to adoption law introduced by the Children and Families Act, which recently received royal assent. Under the Act, adopters will have the right to share parental leave with their partners just like biological parents from April 2015, and they will also be entitled to adoption leave and pay…

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The pace of change by John Bolch

March 17, 2014 16 comments

I’ve never known a time like it. One way or another I’ve been involved in family law for more than thirty years now. During that time there have, of course, been major changes (the Children Act 1989 and the introduction of child support maintenance both spring to mind), but there was never so much change…

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Children and Families Act given royal assent

March 14, 2014 7 comments

The Children and Families Act has been given royal assent, completing its passage through parliament. The legislation, which was originally published in February 2013, will now come into force later this year. The Act makes a number of significant changes to children’s law in England and Wales. These include: The right to say with foster families…

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