Legislation

Children, Schools and Families Act 2010

Introduction

The Children, Schools and Families Act 2010 has the main purpose of reforming the law about reporting family proceedings. It contains a detailed legal framework regulating that topic. However, commencement of these provisions is under review by the coalition government and they are not currently in force. The 2010 Act will also empower Local Safeguarding Children Boards to require safeguarding information to be provided to them. When these provisions of the Act are in force, they will remove some of the difficulties faced by Boards in securing the co-operation of external agencies in their review work. Finally, the Act amends the law relating to SEN in England. In particular, it creates new rights for parents to appeal to tribunal where a local authority has refused to amend a statement following a statutory review. These provisions of the 2010 Act came into force on 1 September 2010

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