Consultation outcome

Delegating children's social care functions

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

Summary of consultation responses and details of the resulting amendments to the draft.

Original consultation


We are seeking views on proposed regulations to give local authorities greater freedom in how they provide social services to children.

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Consultation description

We invite views on proposals to broaden the range of local authority children’s social care functions that can be delivered through a third party provider.

This proposal supports the children’s social care innovation programme.

The draft regulations for the powers to delegate children’s social care functions are available to download from the e-consultations website.


Published 17 April 2014
Last updated 20 June 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added government reponse document.
  2. First published.