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The Care Act 2014 receives Royal Assent

The Care Act 2014 receives Royal Assent

The Care Act 2014 received Royal Assent on 14th May 2014.

There are many policy changes approaching that will affect the lives of young people with SEN, disabled young people and their families, and will impact on the range and quality of support available to them as they prepare for adulthood.

This factsheet identifies the key elements in both The Children and Families Act and The Care Act that relate to preparing for adulthood. It will support local authorities to identify where processes overlap and to consider how they can be effectively joined up. We explore how the legislation can be used to create positive outcomes for disabled young people, with consideration to challenges and barriers, and suggest practical ways of implementing the reforms in both Acts through good practice examples.

Released On 15th May 2014