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18 May 2016

Queens Speech:  Bill by Bill summary

Children and Social Work Bill (England only)

Adoption procedures to be speeded up

Councils required to tell children leaving care what services they are entitled to

All care leavers to have right to personal adviser to the age of 25

A new social work regulator to focus on training and professional standards

A duty on councils and schools to promote educational achievement for adopted children

Education for All Bill (Mainly England only)

Powers to convert under-performing schools in “unviable” local authorities to academies

Goal of making every school an academy but no compulsion to do so

Head teachers, not councils, to be responsible for school improvement

A new national funding formula for schools

Schools to be responsible for assisting excluded pupils

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