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Social care collection materials 2019

Find out about and download social care collection materials for the 2018-19 reporting year, including the Equalities and Classifications Framework (EQ-CL), Short and Long Term Support (SALT), Adult Social Care Finance Return (ASC-FR) and the Deferred Payments Agreements (DPA).

Letters to social services

Equalities and Classifications Framework (EQ-CL)

To accompany the ASC-FR, SALT and SAC collections.

Equalities and Classifications 2018-19 framework

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.

SALT 2018-19 Guidance

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.

SALT 2018-19 data return

These documents were released in September 2018. The final proforma for completion can be downloaded from SDCS. 

SALT sources for ASCOF 2018-19

The SALT Sources for ASCOF document was added in February 2019.

SALT frequently asked questions 2018-2019 searchable index

The SALT FAQs document was added in April 2019. 

Adult Social Care Finance Return (ASC-FR)

Adult Social Care Finance Return (ASC-FR) guidance 2018-19

Adult Social Care Finance Return (ASC-FR) proforma 2018-19

These documents were released in May 2019. The final proforma for completion can only be downloaded from SDCS.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Return, under the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Deferred Payments Agreements (DPA)

DPA guidance 2018-19

DPA return 2018-19

These documents were released in May 2019. The final proforma for completion can only be downloaded from SDCS.

Safeguarding Adults Collection (SAC)

(SAC) Guidance 2018-19

This guidance was released in March 2019

SAC data template 2018-19 v3.0

This template was released in April 2019

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 .

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    Further information

    Social care collection materials between 2011 - 2016 are available through the national archive.

Last edited: 30 May 2019 9:09 am