Children’s minister Edward Timpson said the bill is set to be approved by the Queen prior to parliament dissolving ahead of June’s general election.
The Children and Social Work Bill will result in a number of significant changes. It will lead to a new system of regulation for social workers, change the factors courts and practitioners consider when making decisions on adoptions, and establish a panel to identify serious child safeguarding cases that require review.
It will also create a “care leavers covenant”, setting out the support care leavers are entitled to from councils, and will provide personal advisers to care leavers up to the age of 25.
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