Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010
Government Proposed Measure – Introduced by Dr Brian Gibbons AM Minister for Social Justice and Local Government
About the Proposed Measure
The Children and Families (Wales) Measure makes statutory provision, through a legislative framework, to take forward the Welsh Assembly Government’s commitment in terms of child poverty, and to take forward early development of its strategy for vulnerable children by bringing forward legislation to provide greater support to families where children may be at risk, and strengthened regulatory enforcement in children settings.
Following agreement by the National Assembly of the text of the proposed Measure, it received Royal Approval on 10 February 2010. The proposed Measure is now a Measure of the National Assembly (a Welsh law).
Record of Passage in the National Assembly for Wales
The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Measure’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales.
* undertaken by Legislation Committee No.2
Consideration and agreement of the general principles of the Measure:Public Consultation
The Committee issued a call for evidence (PDF, 37KB)
on the Proposed Children and Families (Wales) Measure
which has now closed and the responses can be accessed at list of consultation responses.
Stage 1 Committee Report
The Committee published its Stage 1 Committee Report (PDF, 1.7MB) on 19 June 2009.
Plenary Stage 1 debateRelated News Items
The Assembly agreed to the general principles of the Measure after the Stage 1 debate in plenary on 30 June 2009
News items that have been prepared by the Assembly in relation to this piece of legislation can be found at
Detailed consideration of the Measure and any amendments tabled by a committee of Assembly Members:
Stage 2 commenced on 1 July 2009 and concluded on 1 October 2009. Details of tabled amendments are available at