Changes in relation to Coronavirus Act 2020
The Care Act Easements relieve the local authority of the duty to undertake assessments of children transitioning to adult social care, if the local authority deems it necessary to do so. See Care Act easements: guidance for local authorities (Department of Health and Social Care).
CARE ACT 2014
It places a duty on the local authority to assess a child, young carer or child’s carer before they turn 18, in order to help them plan if likely to have needs once they (or the child they care for) turn 18 and if it will be of significant benefit.
July 2020: A link to Welcome to Preparing for Adulthood: The Role of Social Workers published by SCIE has been added, as above.