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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

Read the adult social care September 2020 letter

ASC Data Dictionary

The Adult Social Care collections Data Dictionary replaces the Equalities and Classifications Framework (EQ-CL) and is intended for use alongside the detailed guidance documents for the Adult Social Care collections. The Data Dictionary is experimental (beta) and we welcome all feedback.

Mid-Year 2020-21 Adult Social Care Activity data collection

Short and Long Term Support (SALT)

SALT 2020-21 guidance

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

SALT 2020-21 data return

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.

SALT sources for ASCOF 2020-21

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.

SALT frequently asked questions 2020-2021 searchable index

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)

Safeguarding Adults Collection (SAC)

Social care user surveys

SSDA702 Guardianship Return, under the Mental Health Act 1983

Further information

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Last edited: 19 March 2021 2:56 pm