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Peers approve Children, Schools and Families Bill

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On 7 April 2010, the Children, Schools and Families Bill, which hands "authorised news publications" greater powers to publish information about family court hearings, completed its passage through the House of Lords.

It also directs schools inspectors to ensure that there is adequate provision for children with special educational needs.

But the government dropped many parts of the bill opposed by the Conservatives, including a new registration system for home-educated children, plans to make sex education mandatory for those over 15, and a guarantee that children who fall behind will receive one-to-one tuition.

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