Local authority assessments

We will look at how local authorities meet their duties under Part 1 of the Care Act (2014).

To do this, we will use a subset of quality statements in our new single assessment framework.

This is our definitive guidance for local authorities. We have reviewed and updated some aspects following a formal evaluation of our pilot assessments carried out during July to November 2023.

Our pilot assessments and initial formal assessments

We will use this framework to assess how well local authorities are performing

We ask for information at the start of an assessment

Working together to share data and evidence

What evidence we will use and how we will collect it

How we will score, rate and report on performance

We have completed 5 pilot local authority assessments

The Secretary of State for the Department of Health and Care publishes the objective and priorities for this work