The adult social care outcomes framework 2013/14

The Care and Support White Paper published in July 2012, set out the government’s vision for a reformed care and support system, building on the 2010 Vision for Adult Social Care and framework for transparency and quality in adult social care. The ASCOF for 2013/14 will support councils to rise to the challenge of delivering key White Paper priorities by providing a clear focus for local priority setting and improvement, and by strengthening the accountability of councils to local people. This document: - describes the principles for the way in which the ASCOF should be used, and its role in supporting local improvement - provides a national commentary on adult social care outcomes in 2011/12, the first year of the operation of the framework - sets out the ASCOF for 2013/14 - provides a forward look for the development of the ASCOF in future years.

Department of Health