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Social care collection materials 2021
Find information and available downloads for adult social care collection materials for the 2020-21 reporting year, including the beta ASC Data Dictionary, Short and Long Term Support (SALT), Adult Social Care Finance Return (ASC-FR) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).
Letters to social services
ASC Data Dictionary
Short and Long Term Support (SALT)
This document gives the specification for the Short and Long Term Return (SALT).
This is an example of what the proforma looks like this year and is subject to change, therefore it should not be used for submission. The final proforma for completion and submission can be downloaded from SDCS when the 2020-21 collection window opens.
A number of the measures within ASCOF draw on data from the Short and Long Term (SALT) data collection; this document describes the cells in the SALT data return that provide the data for those measures.
The SALT FAQs document was updated in March 2021.
Adult Social Care Finance Return (ASC-FR)
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Return, under the Mental Capacity Act 2005
These documents were published in April 2020.
The data template and validation tool were updated in January 2021
Deferred Payments Agreements (DPA)
Social care collection materials for the 2019-20 reporting year.
Social care collection materials for the 2018-19 reporting year.
Social care collection materials between 2011 and 2018 are available through the national archive.