On 2-3 December 2004, the Assemblée Nationale approved legislation relating
to child welfare.
On 9 December 2004, the Minister of Justice introduced a bill to reform guardianship
for adults. The legislation has three main purposes – to confine
legal protection to people who really need it; to strengthen the rights of these
people; and to provide professional accreditation for those (other than family
members) who act as guardians.