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Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010

The Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 (‘the Measure’) makes provision about:

  • contributing to the eradication of child poverty; 
  • placing a duty on local authorities to secure sufficient play opportunities for children; 
  • arrangements for participation of children in local authority decisions that might affect them;
  • child minding and day care for children;
  • establishing integrated family support teams and boards; 
  • improving standards in social work for children and persons who care for them; 
  • assessing the needs of children where their parents need community care services or have health conditions that affect the needs of the children.

The Explanatory Notes to the Measure provide detailed commentary on the various provisions.

Coming into force

Sections 1 to 3 and 74 to 76 came into force at the end of the two-month period following Royal Approval (in other words on 10 April 2010), in accordance with section 75(1).

Paragraphs 19 to 20 of Schedule 1 came into force on 10 February 2010, which was the day the Measure received Royal Approval, in accordance with section 75(2).

The remaining provisions of the Measure come into force in accordance with provision made by the Welsh Ministers by order, in accordance with section 75(3).

The following Orders have been made:

Subordinate legislation made under the Measure:

TitleCitation numberMade dateComing into force dateSupporting documents
The Child Minding and Day Care (Disqualification) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2022
      
2022 No. 1188 (W. 244)  14 November 2022    6 December 2022    Explanatory Memorandum
The Child Minding and Day Care 
(Disqualification) (Wales) Regulations 2022
   
     
 2022 No. 1066 (W. 224)    17 October 2022 6 December 2022  Explanatory Memorandum
The Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 (Amendment to the List of Welsh Authorities) Regulations 2021
       
2021 No. 1361 (W. 357)      1 December 20213 December 2021    Explanatory Memorandum
The Regulation of Child Minding and Day Care (Wales) Order 2016
     
   
2016 98 (W. 47)   27 January 2016 1 April 2016    Explanatory Memorandum
The Child Minding and Day Care Exceptions (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2016
     
     
 2016 No. 96 (W. 45)  27 January 20161 April 2016   Explanatory Memorandum
The Child Minding and Day Care (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016
 
2016 No. 87 (W. 41)    27 January 2016    1 April 2016    Explanatory Memorandum
The Child Minding and Day Care Exceptions (Wales) 
Order 2010
    
      
2010 No. 2839 (W. 233)    25 November 20101 April 2011  Explanatory Memorandum
The Child Minding and Day Care Inspection and Disclosure of 
Information (Wales) Regulations 2010
    
2010 No. 2575 (W.215) 20 October 2010   1 April 2011    Explanatory Memorandum
The Child Minding and Day Care (Wales) Regulations 2010
 
2010 No. 2574 (W. 214)    20 October 2010    1 April 2011    Explanatory Memorandum
The Child Minding and Day Care (Disqualification) (Wales) Regulations 2010

       
2010 No. 1703 (W. 163)    28 June 201030 July 2010 Explanatory Memorandum - unavailable

Consideration of the legislation by the Senedd

The Measure was introduced on 2 March 2009 by Brian Gibbons AM, who was the Minister for Social Justice and Local Government at the time. The Measure was passed by Senedd Cymru (known then as the National Assembly for Wales) on 10 November 2009.

More information about the Measure is available on the Senedd website including a record of the passage of the Measure through the Senedd and the Explanatory Memorandum which was prepared by the Welsh Government (as revised after Stage 2). 

The Measure received Royal Approval on 10 February 2010.

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19 February 2024