Reporting arrangements for the cross-border placement process

There is no legal requirement for authorities to notify national authorities that a cross-border placement has taken place. However, this is a new area of policy and it would be useful for authorities to record the number of placements occurring to best inform future application of the policy. In particular, authorities should consider recording the number of placements made into their area from other UK countries, and the number of cross-border placements they make to other UK countries.

Step one: social care planning

Step two: initial liaison between ‘first’ and ‘second’ authority

Step three: arrangements for ongoing management of placement

Step four: confirmation of placement


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