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

Responding to this consultation paper

We are inviting written responses to this consultation paper by 18 August 2014. Please send your response with the completed Respondent Information Form (see "Handling your response" below) to:


Integration and Reshaping Care Division, 3ER
St Andrews House
Regent Road

If you have any queries, please contact the Integration and Reshaping Care Division by email at

This consultation can be viewed online on the Scottish Government website at:

The Scottish Government (SG) has an email alert system for consultations, This allows stakeholder individuals and organisations to register and receive a weekly email containing details of all new consultations (including web links). It complements, but in no way replaces SG distribution lists, and is designed to allow stakeholders to keep up to date with all SG consultation activity, and therefore be alerted at the earliest opportunity to those of most interest. We would encourage you to register.

Handling your response

We need to know how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are happy for your response to be made public. Please complete and return the Respondent Information Form enclosed with this consultation paper as this will ensure that we treat your response appropriately. If you ask for your response not to be published we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly.

All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.

Next steps in the process

Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public in the Scottish Government Library (see the attached Respondent Information Form). These will be made available to the public in the Scottish Government Library later in 2014. You can make arrangements to view responses by contacting the SG Library on 0131 244 4552. Responses can be copied and sent to you, but a charge may be made for this service.

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us reach a decision on the current drafting of the regulations in relation to cross-border placements under the Act. We aim to issue a report on this consultation process in summer 2014.

Comments and complaints

If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please send them to the contact details above.


Email: Care for Older People Team

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