Social services in Wales during Covid-19: New Guidance

14/05/2020 | 10:00 am 11:00 am

Joanne Clement and Jonathan Auburn are experienced barristers at 11KBW specialising in local authority service provision, particularly in adult social care, education, mental capacity, mental health and local authority governance. They have examined in detail the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020, associated regulations and guidance. They have been advising both local authorities and claimants on a wide range of practical issues concerning the implementation of the new measures, particularly in relation to the Care Act easements guidance applicable in England and in relation to the MCA/DOLS during the pandemic.

On 30 April 2020, the Welsh Government published new statutory guidance about implementing changes to the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. The Welsh Government has also published operational guidance for providers of children’s social care services during Covid-19.

This webinar will discuss the new guidance, consider practical issues around implementation of these changes and what they mean for local authorities and individuals.


The statutory guidance: Adult social services during the Covid-19 pandemic

  • The Act and Welsh Govt guidance; how to implement the modifications
  • What statutory duties remain?
  • Prioritising and resource allocation
  • Human rights assessments and identifying what is needed to protect person from abuse/neglect
  • Safeguarding

Implications for children’s social care:

  • Operational Guidance for providers of children’s social care services during Covid-19
  • Guidance on the continued provision of support for vulnerable and at risk children, and those in care
  • Prioritising activity
  • Impact on foster carers, children’s homes and care leavers

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