Consultations on new regulations and codes of practice

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 stakeholders.

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 2015
  • 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 health boards
  • 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 relation to:

  • older people with complex needs and long term conditions
  • integrated Family Support Services
  • learning disabilities
  • children with complex needs due to disability or illness
  • carers.

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 assessed
  • the circumstances or environment that impact on people's need for advocacy
  • when independent advocacy must be provided
  • the circumstances when it is inappropriate for certain people to advocate
  • the arrangements for publicising advocacy services
  • charging.

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