Children and Families Act 2014

The Children and Families Act 2014 was established as law on 13 March 2014 and has reformed the systems for adoption, looked after children, family justice and special educational needs.

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Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970

This act places a duty upon local authorities to investigate the level of need for services for people with disability who live in their area.

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Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000

Under the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000, carers aged 16 or over who provide a regular and substantial amount of care for someone aged 18 or over have the right to an assessment of their needs as a carer.

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Equality Act 2010

This is intended to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all; to update, simplify and strengthen the previous legislation.

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Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to ask any public body for all of the information they have on any subject you choose. Unless there's a good reason, the organisation must provide the information within a month.

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