Draft self-directed support statutory guidance on care and support

Document that contains draft statutory guidance on the values, principles legal duties and powers associated with social care assessment, support planning and review. The guidance covers adults, children, young carers and adult carers. It has been developed by Scottish Government with contributions from a joint working group of key partners which included the Association of Directors of Social Work, Self Directed Support Scotland, Independent Living in Scotland, the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland and the Carer’s Trust.

The guidance focuses on the duties and powers within the 2013 Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act. However, the scope of the guidance goes beyond the 2013 Act to cover a wide range of duties and powers in relation to assessment, support planning and review. This recognises that care and support provision - and choice and control over that provision - plays a key role in helping to deliver independent living for disabled people.