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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Social care activities

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ASC Collections Data Dictionary (Beta v1.3)
NHS Digital

Any revenue expenditure associated with social work practice, regardless of its service mechanism (i.e. own provision etc.), in relation to supporting individuals through a care or risk management process. In this context, 'social care practice' relates to the following items: Assessment: Front-line assessment of clients, including through initial allocation or intake functions Review: Front-line reviews of clients Care Management: Providing other care management activities with clients, such as detailed planning of their support to meet their eligible needs, brokerage and navigation following a statutory assessment or review; and ongoing professional support Safeguarding: Supporting all aspects of front-line safeguarding activity, from raising initial concerns to investigations and developing safeguarding plans to minimise risk.

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