Added a note to say that regulations to expire the Care Act easements were laid on 21 April 2021 using the draft affirmative procedure and will come into force when approved in Parliament. In the additional guidance, added a link to the TLAP Insight Group full report and removed the link to the LGA and ADASS FAQs on COVID-19 and safeguarding adults.
'Care Act easements: guidance for local authorities' has been updated to include reference to advocates, introduce the Care Act easements notification form and reflect changes to other published guidance. The Care Act easements notification form and 'Care Act easements: supporting guidance' have been added to the page.
In Section 6, added local MPs to the list of people to whom the decision to exercise Care Act easements should be communicated. Added a paragraph at the end of Section 6 listing who the local authorities' information will be shared with and how to find out details of which local authorities are operating under easements. Added a link to guidance on direct payments in Annex B.