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The Children and Families Act 2014 (Commencement No. 5 and  Transitional Provision) Order 2014 (SI 2014/2749)
Date:16 OCT 2014
The Children and Families Act 2014 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional Provision) Order 2014 brings into force section 11 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (which relates to the presumed involvement of the parents in the life of the child) on 22 October 2014. Section 11 of the 2014 Act does not apply in respect of any family proceedings (to which the provisions amended by section 11 relate) that were commenced but not disposed of prior to 22 October 2014.

 The Children and Families Act 2014 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional Provision) Order 2014 was published on 13th October 2014.

This Order brings into force section 11 (welfare of the child: parental involvement) of the Children and Families Act  2014 (c.6) (“the 2014 Act”) on 22nd October 2014 subject to the transitional provision set out in Article 4.

 Certain provisions came into force on the passing of the 2014 Act. Provisions commenced by previous Commencement Orders are noted below.

 The Children and Families Act 2014 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional Provision) Order 2014 is available here.