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Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

1. The full Government Act

Welsh Government. 2014. Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.


2. Getting in on the Act (Social Care Wales resources)

To go alongside the introduction of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act, the Care Council for Wales (now Social Care Wales) introduced an online resource for information and advice to allow organisations to implement the legislation into their work. This includes:

  • Overview and awareness
  • Principles of the Act
  • Planning and promoting
  • Introduction and general functions
  • Assessing and meeting individual needs
  • Looked after and accommodated children
  • Safeguarding
  • Advocacy
  • Information, advice and assistance
  • Social enterprises, co-operatives and the third sector
  • People in the secure estate
  • Working with deafblind people
  • Working with carers
  • Leadership and management

Access all the information on the Social Care Wales website.


3. The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act and the role of the third sector (WCVA article)

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, or ‘the Act’, provides a ground-breaking legal framework for improving the well-being of adults and children who need care and support, plus their carers, and for transforming the way care and support is provided now and, more importantly, in the future in Wales.

The Act will transform the way social services are delivered. It will:

  • promote the integration of health and social care,
  • encourage people to become independent to give them stronger voice and control over their lives,
  • give people greater freedom to decide what support they need,
  • promote consistent, high-quality services across the country.

Third sector organisations can play their part in supporting the delivery of the Act by aligning their outcomes to the Act’s core principles.

Read the full article published on the WCVA website.


4. The co-productive approach taken to develop the statutory framework for the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

This report presents the findings of qualitative research carried out with stakeholders to evaluate the co-productive approach taken. The research sought to understand stakeholders’ views of how the co-productive approach worked in practice, including what worked well and what could be improved. The aim was to identify learning to help inform approaches to working with stakeholders to develop policy and legislation in the future.

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