Care Act 2014
Care and Support Statutory Guidance Issued under the Care Act 2014
Purpose and legal status of the guidance
This is draft guidance for consultation. When published in its final form the statutory guidance is intended to provide local authorities with the information they need about how they should meet the legal obligations placed on them by the Act and the regulations. Local authorities are required to act under the guidance, which means that they must follow it, unless they can demonstrate legally sound reasons for not doing so.