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Care and Statutory Guidance – September 2016 update


The Department of Health published an updated version of the Care and Support Statutory Guidance on 26th September 2016.

The changes are all relatively minor clarifications, updates and format changes, unlike the revision published in March 2016 that made a number of significant changes in relation to safeguarding and introduced content on the role of the principal social worker.

This review aims to help people gain a better understanding of this revision by setting out the following:
a) the relationship between the version published on March 2016 and the original version published in October 2015
b) distinguishing between changes in content and changes to the format between the current version and the previous version
c) identifying unreported changes