The directorate or section within the Local Authority with social services responsibility that is responsible for assessment, care and support provision for adults under the Care Act 2014.
Local Authority responsibilities have been delegated in some cases to NHS Trusts or to other providers. The commissioning of these services is often based on an agreement under section 79 of the Care Act 2014. In relation to safeguarding enquiries the responsibility of the Local Authority cannot be delegated but other agencies can undertake enquiries when caused to do so by the Local Authority. Otherwise, wherever this delegated authority and function exists these agencies will carry the same social care responsibilities.« Back to Glossary Index