Highlighting a useful site for social workers, social care practitioners, foster carers and advisers working in Wales.

The purpose of the site is to assist social workers, social care practitioners, foster carers and advisers find the current law relating to social care for children and young people in Wales.

We use the term ‘children’s social care’ to describe services for children and young people who need them, which are provided by local authority children’s services departments. Although law-making powers in social welfare are now the responsibility of the Welsh Government, the current law is a mix of older laws that cover both England and Wales, some that differ slightly between England and Wales and some that apply in Wales only. We hope that the site will help you steer through this to find what you need to know about children’s services now, and when the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act takes effect in 2016.

Click on the link below to read more.

https://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/childrens-social-care-law/