Children and Social Work Bill: Commons stages

28 April 2017

Both the House of Commons and the House of Lords have agreed on the text of the Children and Social Work Bill. The Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 becoming an Act of Parliament (law).

Children and Social Work Bill

Summary of the Bill

The Bill relates to:

  • support for, and education of, looked after and previously looked after children;
  • adoption;
  • child safeguarding and proper performance;
  • pre-employment protection of whistleblowers;
  • the regulation of Social Workers.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Children and Social Work Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

Certain parts of this Bill were certified by the Speaker as relating exclusively to England and England and Wales, so the ‘English votes for English laws’ procedure applied to it in the House of Commons.

Children and Social Work Bill: Commons stages

Royal Assent

The Children and Social Work Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017, becoming an Act of Parliament (law). 

Commons remaining stages (Report stage and Third Reading)

The Bill was considered and amended at Report Stage, Legislative Grand Committee, and Third Reading on Tuesday 7 March 2017, and passed to the House of Lords for consideration. The House of Lords agreed to all Commons amendments.

Committee stage

The Public Bill Committee considered the Bill from 13 December until 12 January. The Public Bill Committee then reported the Bill to the House with amendments.

Find out more about the Public Bill Committee:

Second Reading

MPs debated the Second Reading of the Children and Social Work Bill on Monday 5 December 2016. The Children and Social Work Bill passed Second Reading without a division. MPs debate the main principles of the Bill at Second Reading.

Related information

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

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