Children and families
Children and families news from UK Parliament.
Lords debates five private members’ bills
Members discuss pensions, British Sign Language, game birds, glue traps and approved premises for substance testing. Catch up
28 March 2022
Lords International Women's Day debate
Members discuss the UK's role in furthering gender equality. Catch up
18 March 2022
Lords examines Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill at third reading
Final chance to 'tidy-up' bill in the Lords. Catch up
16 March 2022
Is the Children and Families Act 2014 fit for purpose?
The Select Committee on the Children and Families Act 2014 launches its post-legislative scrutiny inquiry into the Children and Families Act 2014 and is inviting written evidence contributions.
09 March 2022
Government’s response to Impact of Covid-19 on new parents report demonstrates a “continued lack of action”, say MPs
Committee publishes the Government’s response on the ongoing impact of covid-19 on new parents
07 March 2022
Michael Gove to face questions from committee of MPs on constitutional issues
Michael Gove answers questions on his remit as Levelling Up Secretary and Minister for Intergovernmental Relations
25 February 2022
Lords debates rising cost of household energy
Members discuss cost of living and the role of the consumer protection regulatory regime in energy markets. Catch up
04 February 2022
Lords debates private members’ bills
Members debate employment rights, online pornography and lowering voting age. Catch up
31 January 2022
House of Lords Podcast: protecting children and the Union
We speak to Baroness Kidron about her work protecting children online and to Baroness Taylor of Bolton and Lord Dunlop about strengthening the Union.
28 January 2022
Universal Credit and childcare: Work and Pensions Committee holds first oral evidence session
The Committee questions policy specialists, charities and professional organisations in the first oral evidence session in the inquiry.
25 January 2022
Ministers questioned on children living in poverty
Work and Pensions Committee question ministers from DWP, DfE and Home Office
17 January 2022
Mass displacement of people on agenda in Lords debate
Members discuss UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ estimate that 82.4 million people are displaced worldwide. Catch up
07 January 2022
Webinar: Children in crisis: the role of public services in overcoming child vulnerability
Following publication of the Public Services Committee’s report: Children in crisis: the role of public services in overcoming child vulnerability, we have gathered experts from local authorities and charities to discuss our recommendations and conclusions.
14 December 2021
JCHR examines historic treatment of unmarried mothers in adoption inquiry
The Committee will examine the adoption practices that led to unmarried mothers putting their child up for adoption.
14 December 2021
Lords debates migrants arriving illegally
Members discuss migrants arriving in the UK illegally by boat under. Catch up
26 November 2021