As part of the implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, Welsh Government are consulting on a second batch of new regulations, codes of practice and statutory guidance.
The draft regulations, codes of practice and statutory guidance
were developed through consultation with a number of
The regulations will be made under the appropriate sections of the
Act. The codes of practice are issued under section 145 and
statutory guidance under section 169.
This second batch of consultations relates to parts 4, 5, 6, 9
and 10 of the Act.
Part 4 (Direct Payments and Choice of Accommodation) covers:
- direct payments
- choice of accommodation.
Part 5 (Charging and Financial Assessment) covers:
- charging and financial assessment
- deferred payments
- review of charges.
The consultation relating to parts 4 and 5 regulations and code
of practice can be found here: http://gov.wales/consultations/healthsocialcare/part5/?lang=en
Part 6 (Looked After and Accommodated Children) covers:
- Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (Wales) Regulations
- Care Leavers (Wales) Regulations 2015
- Visits to Children in Detention (Wales) Regulations 2015
- Children (Secure Accommodation) (Wales) Regulations 2015.
The consultation relating to part 6 regulations and code of
practice can be found here: http://gov.wales/consultations/healthsocialcare/part6/?lang=en
Part 9 (Co-operation and Partnership) covers:
- partnership arrangements between local authorities and local
- regional partnership boards
- pooled funds
- integrated family support teams.
The statutory guidance will set out the requirement for regional
partnership boards to prioritise the integration of services in
- older people with complex needs and long term conditions
- integrated Family Support Services
- learning disabilities
- children with complex needs due to disability or illness
The consultation relating to part 9 regulations and statutory
guidance can be found here: http://gov.wales/consultations/healthsocialcare/part9/?lang=en
Part 10 (Complaints, Representations and Advocacy) covers:
- a clear recognition of the benefits of advocacy
- the range of advocacy available to people
- the key points when people's need for advocacy must be
- the circumstances or environment that impact on people's need
- when independent advocacy must be provided
- the circumstances when it is inappropriate for certain people
- the arrangements for publicising advocacy services
The consultation relating to part 10 regulations and code of
practice can be found here: http://gov.wales/consultations/healthsocialcare/part10/?lang=en
Deadline for responses to all 4 consultations: 31/07/15