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Current Consultations – Wales

Implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 - Consultation on the Regulations and statutory guidance in relation to part 7 (Safeguarding) of the Act

The Welsh Assembly Government is providing the opportunity for stakeholders across Wales to provide their input on the first set of consultations in order for us to deliver requirements of the Act.

Start of consultation: 06/11/2014

End of consultation: 02/02/2015

The draft regulations and statutory guidance have been developed through a consultative process with our main stakeholders.

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 received Royal Assent on 1 May 2014. The Act forms the basis for a new statutory framework for social care in Wales.

The regulations will be made under the appropriate sections of the Act. The codes of practice are issued under section 145 and the Statutory Guidance under sections 131 and 139.

Part 7 (Safeguarding) of the Act covers:

  • the strengthening of arrangements for children at risk
  • new legislation to protect adults at risk, including a duty to report and enquire
  • a new Adult Protection and Support Order
  • new Safeguarding Adults Boards
  • a National Independent Safeguarding Board.

Further information and copies of all consultation documents can be found on the following link

How to respond

Please submit your comments by 02 February 2015, in any of the following ways:


Sustainable Social Services Implementation Branch
Social Services Directorate
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ

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