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Mike Watson takes stock of the Children and Social Work Bill, as it leaves the Lords in a better shape

Back in July, when I blogged on the Children and Social Work Bill after Committee stage, I said Labour peers would “lead the way in ensuring it is in better shape before it proceeds to the Commons”.

Four months later and with the Report stage of the Bill concluded, it’s fair to say that this has proved to be something of an understatement – with a significant number of concessions from the government now secured. Fourteen to date, with one more anticipated at today’s Third Reading.