Various duties under the Children and Families Act 2014 are coming into force. See the post under Education for the new code of practice and the consequential duties of local authorities in the context of special educational needs.
By section 106 of the 2014 Act, state-funded schools are obliged to provide free school lunches on request for all children in reception, year 1 and year 2.
New duties to assess young carers are due to come into force on a date to be appointed. Watch this space.
For the full version of the 2014 Act, click here.