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The Care Act - Policies

We have developed a framework of policies to implement the Care Act in Dorset.

Statutory guidance from the Department of Health provides councils with information about how they 'must', 'should', or 'may', meet the legal obligations placed on them by the Care Act and its associated regulations.

Our policies are designed to make sure that we deliver what the statutory guidance says that we 'must' or 'should' do.

We have carried out a review of some of our policies called Making Charges Fairer.

Care Act policies

1. Promoting wellbeing

2. Preventing, reducing or delaying demand

3. Information and advice

6, 10-11 & 13. Self-directed support

7. Independent advocacy

8. Charging and financial assessment

9. Deferred payment agreements

12. Direct payments

14. Safeguarding policy (Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole) SAB multi agency adult

15. Integration, co-operation and partnerships

16. Transition to adult care and support

18. Delegation of Care Act 2014 functions

19. Ordinary residence

20. Continuity of care

21. Cross-border placements

22. Sight registers

23. Transition to the new legal framework

24. Transport charging

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