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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

pdf icon September 2015 letter [175kb]


Adult Social Care Publications

pdf icon Adult Social Care Publications 2014-15 [213kb]

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.

pdf icon Highlights from the reports on 2014-15 data [259kb]


Equalities and Classifications Framework (EQ-CL)

To accompany the ASC-FR, SALT and SAR (SAC) collections.

pdf icon EQ-CL Framework [788kb]

The version was updated in September 2015 to extend the glossary.


Short- and Long-Term Support (SALT)

xls icon Short and Long Term (SALT) Return pro-forma 2015-2016 [502kb]

pdf icon SALT Guidance 2015-16 v1.7 [2Mb]

pdf icon SALT sources for ASCOF 2015-16 v1.1 [862kb]

These versions of the documentation and data return were released in March 2016.


Adult Social Care Finance Return (ASC-FR)

xls icon ASC-FR_Proforma_2015-16_v3.1.xls [4Mb]

This version was amended in May 2016.

pdf icon ASC-FR Guidance 2015-16 v2.2.pdf [575kb]

This guidance was updated in May 2016.


Safeguarding Adults Collection (SAC)

pdf icon Safeguarding Adults Collection (SAC) 2015-16 guidance [453kb]

This guidance was updated in March 2016.

xls icon SAC pro-forma [20kb]

This version was released in March 2015.


Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Return, under the Mental Capacity Act 2005

pdf icon Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Return 2015-16 Guidance [376kb]

The guidance was updated in November 2015.

xls icon Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Return Proforma 2015-16 [20Mb]

The proforma was released in March 2015.

xls icon Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Return 2015-16 Validation Tool [941kb]

This validation tool was updated in May 2016.

This video will support users of the validation tool to complete their submissions.

pdf icon Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Return 2015-16 Validation Tool User Guide [453kb]

This document was published in March 2016.


SSDA702 Guardianship Return, under the Mental Health Act 1983

pdf icon SSDA702 Guardianship Return 2015-16 Guidance [292kb]

xls icon Guardianship Return Proforma 2015-16 [37kb]

These versions were released in March 2015.


Deferred Payments Agreements (DPA)

pdf icon DPA Guidance 1.1 [266kb]

The guidance has been updated in August 2015 to provide additional information on the new voluntary collection for 2015-16, announced in March 2015.

xls icon DPA pro-forma 1.1 [401kb]

This version of the pro-forma was released in April 2016

pdf icon DPA FAQs 2015-16 v1.pdf [157kb]

This FAQ was released in may 2016


Findings from the Care Act Consultation

pdf icon Safeguarding Adults Return (SAR) [1Mb]

pdf icon Proposed deferred payment agreements (DPA) and care cap collection [344kb]

pdf icon Adult Social Care User Experience Surveys [411kb]

pdf icon Short and Long Term (SALT) Return [504kb]


Feedback Surveys

pdf icon SACE feedback report [837kb]

pdf icon ASCS feedback report [505kb]

pdf icon SALT feedback report [689kb]

pdf icon ASC-FR feedback report [426kb]

pdf icon Safeguarding feedback report [397kb]

pdf icon DoLS feedback report [420kb]

pdf icon Guardianship feedback report [333kb]

pdf icon Survey of Local Authorities after the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care Return in 2015 (Detailed Findings) [427kb]


Implementation Surveys

pdf icon SALT Implementation Survey Report March 2016 [509kb]

pdf icon ASC-FR Implementation Survey Report March 2016 [476kb]

Group Membership

pdf icon Regional Performance and Finance Networks [239kb]


Mailboxes for queries regarding our collections

The HSCIC social care team are on hand to answer your queries. pdf icon Here are the addresses to use for each of the collections and areas [204kb].


Adult Social Care National Data Collections Newsletter

pdf icon August 2016 [200kb]

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015


Terms and conditions for 2015-16 restricted data

pdf icon Terms and Conditions for Restricted access for 2015-16 data [245kb]


Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF), England 2015-16

xls icon Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) 2015 data [457kb]

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