New social services legislation to come into force at midnight, 05/04/16 [W]
The new Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 will come into force at midnight.
It is hoped the Act will see a fairer, stronger and sustainable social services system in Wales.
Under the new Act:
- People will have a voice in how social services assess and meet their needs
- Individuals will have access to the right support services at the right time
- Carers will have greater rights
- Powers will be strengthened to safeguard vulnerable children
For more information about the implementation of the new Act visit the Welsh Government website.