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Social care collection materials 2020

Find out about and download social care collection materials for the 2019-20 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

Open the adult social care September 2019 letter

In light of the impact of COVID-19, the deadlines advertised in the September 2019 letter have been adjusted. Open the first letter informing LAs of the deadline updates

Open the second letter informing LAs of the deadline updates

Equalities and Classifications Framework (EQ-CL)

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

Equalities and Classifications 2019-20 framework

Short and Long Term Support (SALT)

Summary of the Registers of People who are Blind or Partially Sighted Data Collection - SSDA902 2019-20 guidance. Data will be collected as part of the SALT return.

This includes SSDA902 Registers of People who are Blind or Partially Sighted.

SALT 2019-20 guidance

This document gives the specifications for the Short and Long Term Return (SALT).

Please note that the collections have taken account of a range of feedback and there have been revisions to plans at various points. Therefore, it is important to consider these materials even if you have looked at earlier versions in some detail, including the technical guidance released with the September 2016 and September 2017 letters to local authorities.

SALT 2019-20 data return

This proforma should not be used for submission. The final proforma for completion can be downloaded from SDCS when the collection window opens.

SALT frequently asked questions 2019-2020 searchable index

The SALT FAQs document was updated in April 2020.

SALT webinar slides 2019-20

Adult Social Care Finance Return (ASC-FR)

Adult Social Care Finance Return (ASC-FR) proforma 2019-20

This proforma should not be used for submission. The final proforma for completion can be downloaded from SDCS when the collection window opens.

ASC-FR guidance

ASC-FR webinar slides 2019-20

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

Guidance document

Information and guidance for the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2019-20

Data return template

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards return data template 2019-20

This was updated in February  2020.  

Validation tool

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards return validation tool 2019-20

These documents were updated in April 2020.

Validation tool user guide

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards return validation tool user guide 2019-20

This document was updated in October 2019.

Webinar

DoLS_webinar_201920

This was recorded on 12th May 2020

Deferred Payments Agreements (DPA)

DPA return 2019-20

This proforma should not be used for submission. The final proforma for completion can be downloaded from SDCS when the collection window opens.

DPA 2019-20 guidance

Safeguarding Adults Collection (SAC)

Social care user surveys

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.

Guardianship guidance 2018 - 2020

Guardianship data template 2018  - 2020 

Further information

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Last edited: 29 July 2020 9:58 am