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Social services and well-being
 

Consultations

Closed consultations

Secure accommodation and placements of children out of area

Between 4 September and 27 November 2017 Welsh Government consulted on changes to local authorities’ duties in relation to cross-border placements in secure accommodation, and other out of area placements for looked after children. 

Consultation on Secure accommodation and placements of children out of area

The consultation sought views on draft regulations:

Special guardianship orders

Between 4 September and 27 November 2017 Welsh Government consulted on amendments to regulations in respect of special guardianship.

Consultation on special guardianship orders

Welsh Government consulted on a new Code of Practice under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

Consultation on Code of Practice on the exercise of social services functions in relation to special guardianship orders

National standards and outcomes framework for children and young people

Between 31 March 2017 and 23 June 2017, Welsh Government consulted on the Independent Advocacy Standards and Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People in Wales which replaces the National Standards for the provision of Children’s Advocacy Services (2003). 

The consultation relates to the duties around advocacy placed by Part 10 and Section 174 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

The framework will enable independent professional advocacy services and commissioners to measure the quality as well as the quantity of their work and be assured they are making a positive difference to children and young people’s lives. 

The responses are currently being reviewed.   View the framework consultation documents

Guidance on handling individual cases to protect children and adults at risk

Between 31 January 2017 and 25 April, Welsh Government consulted on volumes 5 and 6 of the Working Together to Safeguard People statutory guidance.

The consultation looked at the guidance to help local authorities and their partners implement Part 7 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

The guidance provides advice on what should happen if an individual has concerns about the well-being or welfare of a child or an adult at risk.

View the summary of the outcome of the consultation on guidance on handling individual cases to protect children and adults at risk

Content updated on 05 April 2017
 
 

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