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Care Standards Legislation Handbook


Presents legislation needed by those involved in the regulatory systems and appeals processes for care services

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This seventh edition of the Care Standards Legislation Handbook collects in one place and presents in fully updated form all the legislation most needed by those involved in the workings of the regulatory systems, and the appeals processes, for care services in England and Wales.

 The work has been substantially revised and expanded to provide an extensive and updated library containing the Health and Social Care Act 2008, The Care Quality Commission (Membership) Regulations 2008 and the Tribunal Procedure (Upper Tribunal) Rules 2008. Also included are other key statutory provisions, all relevant recent statutory instruments and Rules of the General Social Care Council.

 Care Standards Legislation Handbook is an invaluable resource for all practitioners from the many and varied disciplines working in the field of care standards who need to understand the principles and duties underpinning the care regime.


His Honour Judge David Pearl



  • Care Standards Act 2000
  • Protection of Children Act 1999
  • School Standards and Framework Act 1998, Sch 26
  • Education Act 2002, ss 142-174, Schs 12 and 13
  • Childcare Act 2006
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • Education and Inspections Act 2006, Part 8, ss 112-153
  • Health and Social Care Act 2008, Part 1, ss 1-128, 146-160, Sch 9
  • Education and Skills Act 2008, Part 4, ss 92-148  

Statutory Instruments

  • Adoption Support Agencies (England) and Adoption Agencies (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005, (SI 2005/2720)
  • Care Homes Regulations 2001, (SI 2001/3965)
  • Care Quality Commission (Membership) Regulations 2008, (SI 2008/2252)
  • Child care Act 2006 (Childcare Assessments) Regulations 2007, (SI 2007/463)
  • Child care Act 2006 (Provision of Information to Parents) (England) Regulations 2007, (SI 2007/3490)
  • Child care (Disqualification) Regulations 2007, (SI 2007/723)
  • Child care (Early Years and General Childcare Registers) (Common Provisions) Regulations 2008, (SI 2008/976)
  • Child care (Early Years Register) Regulations 2008, (SI 2008/974)
  • Child care (Exemptions from Registration) Order 2008, (SI 2008/979)
  • Child care (Fees) Regulations 2008, (SI 2008/1804)
  • Child care (General Childcare Register) Regulations 2008, (SI 2008/975)
  • Child care (Inspections) Regulations 2008, (SI 2008/1729)
  • Child care Providers (Information, Advice and Training) Regulations 2007, (SI 2007/1797)
  • Child care (Provision of Information about Young Children) (England) Regulations 2008, (SI 2008/1722)
  • Childcare (Supply and Disclosure of Information) (England) Regulations 2007, (SI 2007/722)
  • Early Years Foundation Stage (Exemptions from Learning and Development Requirements) Regulations 2008, (SI 2008/1743)
  • Education and Inspection Act 2006 (Prescribed Education and Training etc) Regulations 2007, (SI 2007/464)
  • National Care Standards Commission (Registration) Regulations 2001, (SI 2001/3969)
  • Nurses Agencies Regulations 2002, (SI 2002/3212)
  • Private and Voluntary Health Care (England) Regulations 2001, (SI 2001/3968)
  • Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Care Standards Tribunal (Children's and Adults' Barred Lists) (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2008, (SI 2008/1497)
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Barred List Prescribed Information) Regulations 2008, (SI 2008/16)
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Barring Procedure) Regulations 2008, (SI 2008/474)
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Prescribed Criteria) (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2008, (SI 2008/1062)
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2008, (SI 2008/473)
  • Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) Rules 2008, (SI 2008/2699)
  • Tribunal Procedure (Upper Tribunal) Rules 2008, (SI 2008/2698) Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Transitory Provisions) Order 2009, (SI 2009/12)
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable GroupsAct 2006 (Prescribed Criteria and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2009, (SI 2009/37)
  • Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Registration of Regulated Activities) Regulations 2009

Rules of the General Social Care Council

  • General Social Care Council (Registration) Rules 2008
  • General Social Care Council (Conduct) Rules 2008
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