Care Act 2014: Briefing

Key features of the social care legislation and implications for domestic abuse services

The Care Act 2014 brought together social care legislation and placed a series of new duties and responsibilities on local authorities about care and support for adults.

This briefing looks at the key features of the Care Act 2014, and the requirements for domestic abuse services. It covers aspects of the legislation including:

  • cooperation and collaboration between agencies
  • record keeping and data sharing
  • staff training
  • safeguarding duties
  • referrals.

This resource was published in 2015. It remains available as part of our commitment to provide the knowledge and information professionals need to support their response to domestic abuse.

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