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​Codes of Practice and Statutory Guidance

Codes of practice provide guidance, backed by law, to help people and organisations work within the new framework created by an Act.

You can find links to the codes of practice issued under Section 145 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. Local authorities must act in accordance with the codes of practice and their requirements when exercising their social services functions.

Read the Minister's written statement announcing the issuing of the codes of practice above (except the Part 8 Code) on 18 December 2015.

Read the Minister's written statement announcing the issuing of the Code of Practice on Measuring Social Services, as well as his written statement about the laying of the Code of Practice before the National Assembly in June 2015.

Appointed Day Orders

This Order appoints 6 April 2016 as the day on which the codes of practice issued by the Welsh Ministers under Section 145 (1) of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 come into force.

This Order appoints 6 April 2016 as the day on which the Part 8 Code of Practice on the Role of the Director of Social Services (Social Services Functions) comes into force.

Statutory Guidance

Statutory Guidance in relation to Part 7 of the Act has been issued:

Welsh Government has produced a series of templates that can be used to support child and adult practice reviews. You can download them from the links below:

Statutory Guidance has been issued in relation to Part 9 of the Act. You can find links to the guidance here:

Draft Statutory Guidance has been issued under Section 169 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. This statutory guidance should be read alongside the Part 9 statutory guidance on partnership arrangements, and also relates to Part 2 Code of Practice (General Functions), specifically Chapters 2 A and B.

Content updated on 05 April 2017
 
 

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