Useful Legislation

It is always helpful to be aware of your legal rights and how to use them, there are some useful pieces of legislation that you should familiarise yourself with, click on the links below to read more about the law:

The Care Act 2014

The Care Act 2014, on these pages you can find out useful things you should know about the Care Act and the responsibilities local authorities have regarding; assessment, eligibility decisions, entitlement to Personal Budgets, and choice and control.

The Children and Families Act 2014

The Children and Families Act 2014 has 10 parts to it, but Part 3 is relevant to children and young people in England with special educational needs or disabilities. It covers education, health and care provision


The Care and Support (Direct Payments) regulations 2014

The Care and Support (Direct Payments) Regulations 2014  this guidance associated with the Care Act, it covers needs and eligibility assessment, charging and financial assessment, person-centred care and support planning, adult safeguarding, integration and partnership working and inter-local authority issues. The regulation covers 18 areas,  but our page looks at the Direct Payments element of the regulations.

Mental Capacity Act 2005

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 The Act aims to empower and protect people who may not be able to make some decisions for themselves. It also enables people to plan ahead in case they are unable to make important decisions for themselves in the future.