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Social care

We collect and publish a wide range of information on adult social care, which is used to plan, deliver and monitor services.

Multi-racial family

Social care provides vital support to vulnerable adults of all ages. With almost £17 billion spent each year, there's never been a more crucial time for planning and delivering services.

Statistical Publications

Adult Social care activity

The Community Care Statistics, Social Services Activity, England publication,also known as Short and Long Term services (SALT) is an annual publication based on data drawn from council administrative systems.

Adult Social Care expenditure and Deferred Payments

The Adult Social Care Finance Return (ASC-FR) reflects important aspects of the principles underpinning the transformation of social care.

The deferred payment agreement (DPA) collection is a new collection which was voluntary in 2015-16 but is now mandatory in 2016-17, and has been created in response to the changes in social care function as a result of the implementation of the Care Act 2014.

Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework

The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) measures how well care and support services achieve the outcomes that matter most to people.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

The purpose of the collection is to monitor Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) activity with reference to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 within Local Authorities in England.

Guardianship under the Mental Health Act 1983

This collection is to monitors Guardianship activity with reference specifically to Section 7 and 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983 for Local Authorities within England.

Registered Blind

The Summary of the Registers of People who are Blind or Partially Sighted Data Collection (SSDA902) data collection includes all people registered as blind or partially sighted, not just those who were assessed or in receipt of a service.

Safeguarding Adults

The purpose of the Safeguarding Adults collection is to monitor safeguarding activity, with reference to the Care Act 2014, within Local Authorities in England.

Staff of Adult Social Care Departments

The National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) is managed by Skills for Care (SfC) on behalf of the Department of Health and has been collecting information about social care providers and their staff since early 2006.

Survey of Adult Carers

The Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers (SACE) is a biennial survey which was last conducted in 2014-15. It seeks carers' opinions on a number of topics that are considered to be indicative of a balanced life alongside their caring role.

Survey of Adult Social Care

The Personal Social Services Adult Social Care Survey (ASCS) is an annual national survey that gathers information from users in receipt of long term support services funded or managed by social services.

Data collections and data sets


 Services, tools and other support information

Secondment Opportunities for Local Authority Staff

NHS Digital are looking for a number of experienced data or performance analysts to come and work with the Adult Social Care team in NHS Digital. These opportunities are open to all local authority staff who have a detailed working knowledge of adult social care central data returns and would be particularly suitable for individuals with knowledge of at least one of the following: SALT, safeguarding, finance and carers/users surveys.  These secondment opportunities are supported by sector partner organisations including ADASS, the Department of Health, and the Local Government Association.

Successful candidates will be employed on a part-time secondment basis (two days per week) for six months with an expectation that at least one day a week will be spent working with the team at their offices in central Leeds.  Terms and Conditions of employment, including salary and any leave entitlement, will remain with the employing organisation. NHS Digital will reimburse the employing organisation for any salary and travel expenses relating to the secondment.  We hope to have all secondees in place between July and September, although we can be flexible around start dates.

Further details are provided in the attached word icon role profile [64kb].   For more information please contact Tony Childs (0113 8665699 /

Expressions of Interest should be sent to Tony Childs using the attached word icon form [44kb] by Friday 30 June 2017.

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