Issue details

Implementation of the Care Act 2014 - Approval of Revised Adult Social Care Policies and Procedures

The Care Act 2014 altered the financial, legal, commissioning and operational landscape for local authorities. Reviewing, maintaining and improving the county council's adult social care policies, procedures and guidance (PPG) is essential to the professional and high quality delivery of assessments, support, information and advice for those working with adults who have social care needs, and to ensure legal compliance with the Care Act.


A comprehensive review of the County Council's adult social care policies, procedures and guidance has therefore been undertaken and key policy documents have been identified for review and revision as part of a phased programme, as approved by the Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services on 9 March 2016.


This phased programme continues with the submission of three policy, procedures and guidance documents: Independent Mental Capacity and Mental Health Advocacy, Assessment of Needs, and Review of Care and Support Plans.


This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order No. 25 have been complied with.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant effect in 2 or more electoral divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/03/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 10 Aug 2017 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Services

Contact: Kieran Curran Email: Tel: 01772 536068.


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