The Children and Families Act 2014

Vulnerable children often need better support from the care system as a result of separated parents or other instances. The Children and Families Act of 2014 created a new system to help these children – by helping the entire family. Among many aspects, it makes young and parent carer’s rights to support from councils clearer and reforms children’s residential care to make sure homes are safe and secure, improving the quality of care that vulnerable children receive.