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Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010


1.These Explanatory Notes are for the Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 (“the Measure”) which was passed by the National Assembly for Wales (“the Assembly”) on 10 November 2009 and approved by Her Majesty in Council on 10 February 2010. They have been prepared by the Welsh Assembly Government’s Department of Social Justice and Local Government, Department of Children, Education and Lifelong Learning and Skills and Department of Health and Social Services to assist understanding of the Measure. They do not form part of the Measure and have not been endorsed by the Assembly.

2.The Explanatory Notes should be read in conjunction with the Measure. They are not intended to be a comprehensive description of the Measure. Therefore, where a section, or part of a section, does not appear to require any explanation, none is given.

There are four parts to the Measure; they are:

  • Part 1: Child Poverty, Play and Participation

  • Part 2: Child Minding and Day Care for Children

  • Part 3: Integrated Family Support Teams

  • Part 4: Miscellaneous and General

Each Part is explained in turn below.

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Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Welsh Assembly Government department responsible for the subject matter of the Measure to explain what the Measure sets out to achieve and to make the Measure accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes accompany all Measures of the National Assembly for Wales.


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