Skip Navigation
Search site

We are building you a better website. You might be interested to see the new look here, and let us know what you think.

Social care collection materials 2018

For any enquiries regarding our Social care collections, please contact us using our pdf icon Adult Social Care National Data Collections Mailboxes NHS Digital [87kb] also shown in the guidance documents below or call our contact centre on 0300 303 5678.

Collections for the 2017-18 reporting year.   


Equalities and Classifications Framework (EQ-CL)

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

pdf icon EQ-CL 2017-18 framework [789kb]

This version was updated in April 2017

Short and Long Term Support (SALT)

This now includes SSDA902 Registers of People who are Blind or Partially Sighted Return although the data was collected in respect of 2016-17 and is next expected to be collected in respect of 2019-20.

pdf icon SALT 2017-18 Guidance draft v0.6 [1000kb]

This version of the guidance document contains all mandatory data recording changes for 2017 18. Further edits of the document will be restricted to reporting changes (those that affect the tables in the data return but have no impact on data recording/collection requirements), changes to voluntary data, correction of any errors identified, formatting, and layout enhancements

xls icon SALT_FAQs_-_2017-18_Searchable_index_v1.1 [129kb]

The FAQ document was added in February 2017.

xls icon SALT 2017-18 data return [237kb]

The draft data return was originally released in September 2016. The data return was last updated in December 2016. The draft guidance was added in December 2016 and last updated in January 2017.

Adult Social Care Finance Return (ASC-FR)

pdf icon ASC-FR Guidance 2017-1 [456kb]

xls icon ASC-FR Proforma 2017-18 [1Mb]

This version was released in September 2016.

Deferred Payments Agreements (DPA)

This pro-forma was released in September 2016 to accompany the announcement that the full return will be mandatory in 2017-18. Please refer to the 2016-17 guidance for the time being

xls icon DPA return 2017-18 [119kb]

Safeguarding Adults Collection (SAC)

pdf icon Safeguarding Adults Collection (SAC) 2017-18 guidance [445kb]

This guidance was released in January 2017

xls icon Safeguarding Adults Collection 2017-18 pro forma [97kb]

This pro forma was released in January 2017 - see version control sheet

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

Data return template

xls icon Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Return Data Template 2017-18 v1.0 [1Mb]

This document was published in April 2017

Guidance document

word icon Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2017-18 data collection guidance v1.0 [157kb]

This document was published in April 2017.

SSDA702 Guardianship Return, under the Mental Health Act 1983

The Guardianship collection has now changed to a biennial collection and, as outlined in the Social Care letter to councils issued in September 2016 (see it here), there was no data collection in April 2017 for 2016-17 data. The next data return will be in April 2018 and will collect data for both years 2016-17 and 2017-18 on the same data template.

pdf icon Guardianship 2016-18 Guidance [319kb]

xls icon Guardianship 2016 -18 Proforma [37kb]

Close iCM Form