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Regulations

Regulations are secondary legislation to be used where more detail or prescription is needed in implementing an Act.

Below you'll find a list of regulations made under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. Each regulation is hyperlinked to its relevant documents.

Regulations laid before the National Assembly

These latest regulations made under the Act, have been laid before the National Assembly and are not yet law.

Part 5 - Charging and Financial Assessment

The Care and Support (Choice of Accommodation, Charging and Financial Assessment) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2017

These regulations will change the existing rules on how local authorities charge people for their care, made under Parts 4 and 5 of the Act. 

Read the Explanatory Memorandum of these changes.

View the summary of responses to the public consultation on these changes.

The new regulations will require changes to be made to Part 4 and 5 Code of Practice on Charging and Financial Assessment. 

Code of Practice on the exercise of social services functions in relation to Part 4 (direct payments and choice of accommodation) and Part 5 (charging and financial assessment) of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

Read the Explanatory Memorandum of these changes.

The regulations and revised code are due to come into force on 10 April 2017.

Part 9 - Co-operation and Partnership

The Care and Support (Area Planning) (Wales) Regulations 2017 

These regulations set out the requirements of local authorities and local health boards to develop an area plan to improve well-being and support.

Read the Explanatory Memorandum of these changes.

The regulations are due to come into force on 1 April 2017.   

Statutory guidance has been developed to complement these regulations and will be issued when they come into force.

The Partnership Arrangements (Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2017

These regulations require local authorities and local health boards to make partnership arrangements to carry out specified functions. These regulations will make changes to the principal “Partnership Arrangements (Wales) Regulations 2015 (“the 2015 Partnership Regulations”) made under sections 166-168 of the 2014 Act.

Read the Explanatory Memorandum of these changes.

The regulations are subject to the affirmative resolution procedure and a full debate is scheduled for 28 March, with the aim of coming into force on 1 April 2017. 

Section 144A - Local Authority Social Services Annual Reports

The Local Authority Social Services Annual Reports (Prescribed Form) (Wales) Regulations 2017

These regulations set out the requirements for Annual Reports that local authorities must complete. They were made under Section 144A(4) of the Act, and are due to come into force on 4 September 2017.

Download the guidance associated with these Regulations. 

Download the template associated with these Regulations. 

Regulations that are now law

The following regulations have completed their National Assembly scrutiny. They all, unless otherwise stated, came into force on 6 April 2016:

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2016

These regulations amend primary legislation that currently underpins the provision of care and support for people, and support for carers, in Wales.

Part 2 – General Functions

The Care and Support (Population Assessments) (Wales) Regulations 2015

The Care and Support (Partnership Arrangements for Population Assessments) (Wales) Regulations 2015

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (Social Enterprise, Co-operative and Third Sector) (Wales) Regulations 2015

Part 3 – Assessing the Needs of Individuals 

The Care and Support (Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2015

Part 4 – Meeting Needs

The Care and Support (Eligibility) (Wales) Regulations 2015

The Care and Support (Care Planning) (Wales) Regulations 2015

The Care and Support (Direct Payments) (Wales) Regulations 2015

The Care and Support (Choice of Accommodation) (Wales) Regulations 2015

The Care and Support (Provision of Health Services) (Wales) Regulations 2015

Part 5 – Charging and Financial Assessment

The Care and Support (Financial Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2015

The Care and Support (Charging) (Wales) Regulations 2015

The Care and Support (Review of Charging Decisions and Determinations) (Wales) Regulations 2015

The Care and Support (Deferred Payments) (Wales) Regulations 2015

Part 6 – Looked After and Accommodated Children

The Children (Secure Accommodation) (Wales) Regulations 2015

The Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (Wales) Regulations 2015

The Care Leavers (Wales) Regulations 2015

The Visits to Children in Detention (Wales) Regulations 2015

The Children (Secure Accommodation) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

Part 7 – Safeguarding

The Adult Protection and Support Orders (Authorised Officer) (Wales) Regulations 2015

The Safeguarding Boards (Functions and Procedures) (Wales) Regulations 2015

The Safeguarding Boards (General) (Wales) Regulations 2015

The National Independent Safeguarding Board (Wales) (No.2) Regulations 2015 (came into force on 25 November 2015)

Part 9 – Co-operation and Partnership

The Partnership Arrangements (Wales) Regulations 2015

Part 11 – Miscellaneous and General

The Care and Support (Ordinary Residence) (Specified Accommodation) (Wales) Regulations 2015

The Care and Support (Disputes about Ordinary Residence, etc.) (Wales) Regulations 2015

The Care and Support (Business Failure) (Wales) Regulations 2015

Remaining regulations

The regulations came into force on the date stated.         

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) (Secondary Legislation) Regulations 2016 (came into force 6 April 2016)

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) and Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2016 (came into force 6 April 2016)

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) (Secondary Legislation) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (came into force 5 April 2016)

Commencement Order

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (Commencement No.3, Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2016

This order was signed by the Minister for Health and Social Services on 19 March 2016 and brought the Act into force on 6 April 2016.