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Social care collection materials 2018

For any enquiries regarding our Social care collections, please contact us via our contact centre enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.net or call on 0300 303 5678, for the attention of the social care statistics team.

Collections for the 2017-18 reporting year.   


Letters to social services

pdf icon Adult Social Care September 2017 letter [288kb]


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 v0.7 [1Mb]

xls icon SALT_FAQs_-_2017-18_Searchable_index_v1.2 [125kb]

xls icon SALT 2017-18 data return [232kb]

These documents were released in September 2017


Adult Social Care Finance Return (ASC-FR)

pdf icon ASC-FR Guidance 2017-18 [567kb]

xls icon ASC-FR Proforma 2017-18 [2Mb]

These documents were released in September 2017


Deferred Payments Agreements (DPA)

pdf icon DPA Guidance 2017-18 v1.5 [582kb]

xls icon DPA return 2017-18 [406kb]

These documents were released in September 2017


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]

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