Equalities and Classifications Framework (EQ-CL)
To accompany the ASC-FR, SALT and SAC collections
This version was released in September 2017.
Short and Long Term Support (SALT)
This now includes SSDA902 Registers of People who are Blind or Partially Sighted Return although the data was collected in respect of 2016-17 and is next expected to be collected in respect of 2019-20.
This version of the guidance document contains all mandatory data recording changes for 2018-19. Further edits of the document will be restricted to reporting changes (those that affect the tables in the data return but have no impact on data recording/collection requirements), changes to voluntary data, correction of any errors identified, formatting, and layout enhancements.
These documents were released in September 2018. The final proforma for completion can be downloaded from SDCS.
The SALT Sources for ASCOF document was added in February 2019.
The SALT FAQs document was added in April 2019.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Return, under the Mental Capacity Act 2005
Data return template
These documents were published in September 2018
Validation Tool User Guide
These documents were published on December 2018.
Deferred Payments Agreements (DPA)
Safeguarding Adults Collection (SAC)
SSDA702 Guardianship Return, under the Mental Health Act 1983
The Guardianship collection has now changed to a biennial collection as outlined in the social care letter to councils issued in September 2016. The next data return will be in April 2020 and will collect data for both years 2018-19 and 2019-20 on the same data template. Details about the data collection can be found on the Social Care collection materials 2020 web page .
Social care collection materials for the 2019-20 reporting year.
Social care collection materials between 2011 and 2018 are available through the national archive.