Role of social care in implementing the Children & Families Act

Written by Council for Disabled ChildrenDate 26 Mar 2015

This guide is for strategic leaders in children's and adult services, frontline managers, social workers and staff working in social care assessment teams.

Part 1 gives an overview of the legal framework for social care for children and young people who are disabled or have special educational needs (SEN) and their families, including changes introduced by the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Care Act 2014. It provides information for strategic leaders and managers to support effective planning and decision making.

Part 2 provides information specifically for frontline managers and social workers to help them put the legal framework into practice. It includes resources that can be used locally for training and development.