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Regulations

Regulations are secondary legislation to be used where more detail or prescription is needed in implementing an Act.

Below you'll find a list of regulations made under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. Each regulation is hyperlinked to its relevant documents.

Regulations laid before the National Assembly

These latest regulations made under the Act, have been laid before the National Assembly and are not yet law.

Section 144A – Local Authority Social Services Annual Reports

These regulations set out the requirements for Annual Reports that local authorities must complete in respect of their social services functions. They were laid before the National Assembly on 8 March and are due to come into force on 4 September 2017.

Download the guidance associated with these Regulations.

Download the template associated with these Regulations.

Regulations that recently became law

Part 5 – Charging and Financial Assessment

These regulations amend previous rules on how local authorities charge people for their care, made under Parts 4 and 5 of the Act.

Read the Explanatory Memorandum about the changes to the regulations

View the summary of responses to the public consultation on these changes.

The new regulations required changes to be made to Part 4 and 5 Code of Practice on Charging and Financial Assessment.

Read the Explanatory Memorandum about the changes  to the Code of Practice on the exercise of social services functions  

The regulations and revised code came into force on 10 April 2017.

Part 9 – Co-operation and Partnership

These regulations set out the requirements of local authorities and local health boards to develop an area plan to improve well-being and support.

Read the Explanatory Memorandum about the changes to the Area Planning regulations .

The regulations are came into force on 1 April 2017.

Statutory guidance has been developed to complement these regulations and will be issued when they come into force.

These regulations require local authorities and local health boards to make partnership arrangements to carry out specified functions. These regulations will make changes to The Partnership Arrangements (Wales) Regulations 2015 (see below) and were made under sections 166-168 of the 2014 Act.

Read the Explanatory Memorandum about the changes to Partnership Arrangements Regulations.

The regulations were approved by the National Assembly on 28 March and they came into force 1 April 2017.

Regulations that are now law

The following regulations, unless otherwise stated, came into force on 6 April 2016:

These regulations amend primary legislation that currently underpins the provision of care and support for people, and support for carers, in Wales.

Part 2 – General Functions

Part 3 – Assessing the Needs of Individuals

Part 4 – Meeting Needs

Part 5 – Charging and Financial Assessment

Part 6 – Looked After and Accommodated Children

Part 7 – Safeguarding

Part 9 – Co-operation and Partnership

Part 11 – Miscellaneous and General

Remaining regulations

The regulations came into force on the date stated.

Commencement Order

This order was signed by the Minister for Health and Social Services on 19 March 2016 and brought the Act into force on 6 April 2016.

Content updated on 06 April 2017
 
 

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