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Social care

Local authorities have a key role in providing social care for both adults and children, and support to carers. Their functions extend to providing care for those with mental health needs, for disabled persons and for children who need to be taken into local authority care. Local authorities are also responsible for providing adoption services, and for investigating and intervening to protect children from abuse and neglect.

Key social care legislation
List of key primary and subordinate legislation
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Last updated
06 October 2021