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CONSULTATION ON DRAFT REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE CARE ACT 2014

CONSULTATION ON DRAFT REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE CARE ACT 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

ISBN: 9781784125196

To seek views on the draft regulations relating to the Care Act 2014 on cross-border placements, dispute resolutions and provider failure.

Executive Summary

The Care Act 2014 (“the Act”) was introduced in the House of Lords on 9 May 2013 and received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014. The Act creates a legislative basis for local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to make cross-border placements for those who require care in residential accommodation in Scotland. Equivalent provisions exist in Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish legislation allowing authorities in those areas to make cross-border placements. These provisions will be supplemented further to allow local authorities to make cross-border placements comprising of accommodation with nursing care.