Social care collection materials 2016
For any enquiries regarding our Social care collections, please contact us using our collection specific mailboxes shown in the guidance documents below or call our contact centre on 0300 303 5678.
Collections for the 2015-16 reporting year.
Letters to social services
Adult Social Care Publications
Appendix B of the September 2015 letter to social services was updated as a separate document in February 2016 to provide links to the latest publications.
Equalities and Classifications Framework (EQ-CL)
To accompany the ASC-FR, SALT and SAR (SAC) collections.
The version was updated in September 2015 to extend the glossary.
Short- and Long-Term Support (SALT)
These versions of the documentation and data return were released in March 2016.
Adult Social Care Finance Return (ASC-FR)
This version was amended in May 2016.
This guidance was updated in May 2016.
Safeguarding Adults Collection (SAC)
This guidance was updated in March 2016.
This version was released in March 2015.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Return, under the Mental Capacity Act 2005
The guidance was updated in November 2015.
The proforma was released in March 2015.
This validation tool was updated in May 2016.
This video will support users of the validation tool to complete their submissions.
This document was published in March 2016.
SSDA702 Guardianship Return, under the Mental Health Act 1983
These versions were released in March 2015.
Deferred Payments Agreements (DPA)
The guidance has been updated in August 2015 to provide additional information on the new voluntary collection for 2015-16, announced in March 2015.
This version of the pro-forma was released in April 2016
This FAQ was released in may 2016
Findings from the Care Act Consultation
Implementation SurveysASC-FR Implementation Survey Report March 2016 [476kb]
Mailboxes for queries regarding our collections
The HSCIC social care team are on hand to answer your queries. Here are the addresses to use for each of the collections and areas [204kb].