Search Legislation

Local Authority Social Services Act 1970

What Version

 Help about what version

Advanced Features

 Help about advanced features

Changes to legislation:

Local Authority Social Services Act 1970, SCHEDULE 1 is up to date with all changes known to be in force on or before 25 June 2019. There are changes that may be brought into force at a future date. Changes that have been made appear in the content and are referenced with annotations. Help about Changes to Legislation

Close

Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. Changes and effects are recorded by our editorial team in lists which can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. Where those effects have yet to be applied to the text of the legislation by the editorial team they are also listed alongside the legislation in the affected provisions. Use the ‘more’ link to open the changes and effects relevant to the provision you are viewing.

Changes and effects yet to be applied to :

 Help about changes and effects
Close

Changes and effects

This section lists the changes and effects yet to be applied to the specific provision you are viewing.

Changes and effects yet to be applied to the whole Act associated Parts and Chapters:

 Help about changes and effects
Close

Changes and effects

This section lists the changes and effects yet to be applied to the whole Act, associated Parts and Chapters where applicable. This includes any insertions of whole new Parts, Chapters or provisions yet to be inserted into this Act. These effects are included in this view as they may be (but won’t necessarily be) relevant to the specific provision that you are viewing.

Whole provisions yet to be inserted into this Act (including any effects on those provisions):

Section 2.

SCHEDULE 1E+W[F1SOCIAL SERVICES FUNCTIONS]

Annotations: Help about Annotation
Close

Annotations are used to give authority for changes and other effects on the legislation you are viewing and to convey editorial information. They appear at the foot of the relevant provision or under the associated heading. Annotations are categorised by annotation type, such as F-notes for textual amendments and I-notes for commencement information (a full list can be found in the Editorial Practice Guide). Each annotation is identified by a sequential reference number. For F-notes, M-notes and X-notes, the number also appears in bold superscript at the relevant location in the text. All annotations contain links to the affecting legislation.

Subordinate Legislation Made

P1Sch. 1: power to amend conferred (15.1.2004) by Children Act 2004 (c. 31), {ss. 45(14)(b), 46,47}

Amendments (Textual)

F1Sch. 1 heading substituted (1.4.2005 for E. and 1.4.2006 for W.) by Children Act 2004 (c. 31), ss. 55(2), 67(7)(e); S.I. 2005/394, art. 2(2)(f); S.I. 2006/885, art. 2(f)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

EnactmentNature of functions
Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (c. 12)
Part IIIProtection of the young in relation to criminal and summary proceedings; children appearing before court as in need of care, protection or control; committal of children to approved school or care of fit person, etc.
Part IVRemand homes, approved schools and children in care of fit persons.
F2 . . .
F2 . . . F2 . . .
National Assistance Act 1948 (c. 29)
F3. . .F3. . .
F3. . .F3. . .
F4. . .F4. . .
F3. . .F3. . .
F3. . .F3. . .
Section 49Defraying expenses of local authority officer applying for appointment as [F5deputy] for certain patients.
F6 . . . F6 . . .
Section 56(3) except so far as it relates to an offence under section 47(11).Prosecution of offences.
F7 . . . F7 . . .
F8 . . . F8 . . .
F9. . .F9. . .
Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1958 (c. 33)
Section 3Provision of facilities for enabling disabled persons to be employed or work under special conditions.
F10 . . . F10 . . .
F11 . . . F11 . . .
Mental Health Act 1959 (c. 72) [F12section 8]. . . .[F13Welfare and accommodation of mentally disordered persons]
F14 . . .
F15 . . .
F15 . . .
[F16Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984]
Section 10Welfare of certain persons while in hospital in Scotland.
Health Visiting and Social Work (Training) Act 1962 (c. 33)
Section 5(1)(b) F17....Research into matters relating to local authority welfare services.
Children and Young Persons Act 1963 (c. 37)
Part IF18 . . . powers relating to young persons in need of care, protection or control; further provisions for protection of the young in relation to criminal proceedings; . . . .
F19 . . . F19 . . .
F20 . . . F20 . . .
F21 . . .
F21 . . . F21 . . .
Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 (c. 46)
F22 . . . F22 . . .
F22 . . . F22 . . .
F23. . .F23. . .
F24. . .
F24. . .F24. . .
F25. . .
F25. . . F25. . .
Children and Young Persons Act 1969 (c. 54)
The whole Act .F26 . . .Care and other treatment of children and young persons through court proceedings; F27 . . . F28 . . .
Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 (c. 44)
Section 1Obtaining information as to need for, and publishing information as to existence of, certain welfare services[F29; providing information about certain welfare services].
Section 2Provision of certain welfare services.
[F30Section 2AWelfare services: transition for children to adult care and support in England.]
Section 18Provision of certain information required by Secretary of State.
[F31Sections 6 and 7B of this Act] [F31 Appointment of [F32 director of adult social services or ] director of social services, etc ; provision and conduct of complaints procedure. ]
[F33 . . .][F33 . . .]
F34. . .
F35 . . . F35 . . .
F34. . .F34. . .
[F36Adoption Act 1976Functions continuing to be exercisable by virtue of any transitional or saving provision made by or under the Adoption and Children Act 2002.]
F37 . . .F37. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F38. . .F38. . .
F39 . . . F39 . . .
F40. . .F40. . .
F41. . .F41. . .
F42. . .F42. . .
F43. . .F43. . .
F44. . .F44. . .
F45. . .F45. . .
[F46Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20)]
[F46 Parts II, III and VI][F46Welfare of the mentally disordered; guardianship of persons suffering from mental disorder including such persons removed to England and Wales from Scotland or Northern Ireland; exercise of functions of nearest relative of person so suffering.]
[F46Sections 66, 67, 69(1)][F46Exercise of functions of nearest relative in relation to applications and references to [F47the First-tier Tribunal or the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales] .]
[F46Section 114][F46Appointment of [F48approved mental health professionals] .]
[F46Section 115][F46Entry and inspection.]
[F46Section 116][F46Welfare of certain hospital patients.]
[F46Section 117][F46After-care of detained patients.]
[F49Section 117AFunctions under regulations about provision of preferred accommodation under section 117.]
[F46Section 130][F46Prosecutions.]
[F50Section 130AMaking arrangements to enable independent mental health advocates to be available to help qualifying patients]
F51. . .F51. . .
[F52Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 (c. 22)]
[F52Section 46(2) and (5)][F52Burial or cremation of person dying in accommodation provided under Part III of the National Assistance Act 1948, and recovery of expenses from his estate.]
F53. . . F53. . .
[F54Housing Act 1996 Section 213(1)(b)Co-operation in relation to homeless persons and persons threatened with homelessness.]
[F55Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986 (c. 33)]
[F56Sections [F571, 2 and 4], 5(5), [F58and 7]].[F55Representation and assessment of disabled persons.]
[F59Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 (c. 26) section 38(b)][F59Co-operation in relation to homeless persons and persons threatened with homelessness.]
[F60Children Act 1989,The whole Act [F61except section 36 and paragraphs 12 to 19(1) of Schedule 3 (education supervision orders)], in so far as it confers functions on a local authority within the meaning of that Act.][F60Welfare reports.]
[F60Consent to application for [F62child arrangements ] order in respect of child in care.]
[F63Functions relating to special guardianship orders]
[F60Family assistance orders.]
[F60Functions under Part III of the Act (local authority support for children and families).]
[F60Care and supervision.]
[F60Protection of children.]
[F60Functions in relation to community homes, voluntary homes and voluntary organisations, [F64private] children’s homes, private arrangements for fostering children, child minding and day care for young children.]
[F60Inspection of children’s homes on behalf of Secretary of State.]
[F60Research and returns of information.]
[F60Functions in relation to children accommodated [F65pursuant to arrangements made by the Secretary of State, the National Health Service Commissioning Board or a clinical commissioning group under the National Health Service Act 2006 or] by [F66Local Health Boards], F67. . . [F68National Health Service trusts] [F69and local authorities in the exercise of education functions] or in [F64care homes, independent hospitals or schools].]
[F70National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19)]
F71. . .F71. . .
[F70Section 47][F70Assessment of needs for community care services.]
F72. . .F72. . .
[F73 Section 166.]
[F74Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995 (c.12)]
[F74Section 1Assessment of ability of carers to provide care.]
[F75Education Act 1996.]
[F75Section 322....................][F75Help for [F76another local authority] in exercising functions under Part IV of the Act.]
[F77Community Care (Direct Payments) Act 1996.]Functions in connection with the making of payments to persons in respect of their securing the provision of community care services[F78 or services under the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000].
[F79Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999 (c.18)
[F80Sections 1 and] 2(4)Functions under [F81regulations made under section 1 giving effect to] the Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption, concluded at the Hague on 29th May 1993 [F82and functions under Article 9(a) to (c) of the Convention].]
F83. . .F83. . .
[F84Health and Social Care Act 2001
Part 4 in so far as it confers functions on a local authority in F85 ... Wales within the meaning of that Part. Functions in relation to the provision of residential accommodation.
Making of direct payments to person in respect of his securing provision of community care services or services to carers.]
[F86Adoption and Children Act 2002Maintenance of Adoption Service; functions of local authority as adoption agency.]
[F87 Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc. ) Act 2003
Part 1....................Functions relating to hospital patients likely to need community care services to be made available in order to be discharged safely.]
F88. . .
F88. . .F88. . .

[F89Children Act 2004

Sections[F909A,] [F91and [F9216A to 16Q]]

Functions relating to [F93F94...safeguarding and promoting the welfare of childrenF95...]]
[F96Mental Capacity Act 2005
Section 39 Instructing independent mental capacity advocate before providing accommodation for person lacking capacity
[F97Section 39AInstructing independent mental capacity advocate when giving an urgent authorisation, or making a request for a standard authorisation, under Schedule A1 to the Act.
Section 39CInstructing independent mental capacity advocate when no representative for relevant person under Part 10 of Schedule A1 to the Act.
Section 39DInstructing independent mental capacity advocate when representative for relevant person under Part 10 of Schedule A1 to the Act is not being paid.]
Section 49Reports in proceedings]
[F97Schedule A1Any functions.]
F98. . .
F98. . .F98. . .
[F99Children and Young Persons Act 2008
Part 1, in so far as it confers functions on a local authority in England or Wales within the meaning of that Part......Making arrangements for the discharge of relevant care functions in relation to certain children and young persons.]
F100. . .
F100. . .F100. . .
F101. . .F101. . .
F102. . .F102. . .
[F103Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
Section 92Functions in relation to a child remanded to local authority accommodation.]

[F104Care Act 2014

Part 1, except section 78, so far as that Part and regulations under it give functions to local authorities in England

General responsibilities in relation to care and support services.

Assessing and meeting needs for care and support, and carers’ needs.

Direct payments, deferred payment agreements and loans.

Continuity of care and ordinary residence.

Safeguarding adults.

Provider failure.

Children in transition to adult care and support.

Independent advocacy support.

Recovery of charges.

Appeals against local authority decisions.

Discharge of hospital patients.

Registers.

Delegation of functions.]

[F105Children and Social Work Act 2017
Section 2 Local offer for care leavers.]
Annotations: Help about Annotation
Close

Annotations are used to give authority for changes and other effects on the legislation you are viewing and to convey editorial information. They appear at the foot of the relevant provision or under the associated heading. Annotations are categorised by annotation type, such as F-notes for textual amendments and I-notes for commencement information (a full list can be found in the Editorial Practice Guide). Each annotation is identified by a sequential reference number. For F-notes, M-notes and X-notes, the number also appears in bold superscript at the relevant location in the text. All annotations contain links to the affecting legislation.

Amendments (Textual)

F2Entry relating to National Health Service Act 1977 substituted in the appropriate chronological order for entry relating to National Health Service Act 1946 by National Health Service Act 1977 (c. 49, SIF 113:2), Sch. 15 para. 51

F4Sch. 1: entry repealed (1.9.1992) by Charities Act 1992 (c. 41), s. 78(2), Sch. 7; S.I. 1992/1900, art. 2, Sch. 1, Appendix.

F5Sch. 1: word in entry substituted (1.10.2007) by Mental Capacity Act 2005 (c. 9), ss. 67(1), 68(1), Sch. 6 para. 16(2); S.I. 2007/1897, art. 2

F9Sch. 1: entry repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. VIII

F12Words in Schedule 1 in entry relating to the Mental Health Act 1959 substituted (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(5), Sch. 13 para. 26(1)(a); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

F25Sch. 1: entry repealed (22.7.2004) by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004 (c.14), s. 1(1), {Sch. 1Pt. 10 Group 3}

F31Entry in Sch. 1 commencing “Sections 6 and 7B” substituted (1.4.1991) by National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19, SIF 113:2), s. 66(1), Sch. 9 para. 11(b)

F32Sch. 1: words in entry inserted (1.4.2005 for E.) by Children Act 2004 (c. 31), ss. 18, 67(2), Sch. 2 para. 2(3); S.I. 2005/394, art. 2(2)(b)

F36Entry in Sch. 1 inserted (11.7.2006) by Childcare Act 2006 (c. 21), s. 103(1), Sch. 2 para. 1

F47Sch. 1: words in entry relating to the Mental Health Act 1983 substituted (3.11.2008) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/2833), art. 6, {Sch. 3 para. 27)}

F48Sch. 1: words in entry relating to s. 114 of the Mental Health Act 1983 substituted (3.11.2008) by The Mental Health Act 2007 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/2828), art. 3

F53Sch. 1: entry repealed (1.4.2002) by 2000 c. 14, s. 117(2), Sch. 6; S.I. 2001/4150, art. 3(3)(c) (subject to transitional provisions in art. 4 and S.I. 2002/1493, art. 4); S.I. 2002/920, art. 3(3)(g) (with savings in art. 3(5)-(10) and subject to transitional provisions in Schs. 1-3)

F54Sch. 1: entry substituted (20.1.1997) by 1996 c. 52, s. 216(3), Sch. 17 para. 1; S.I. 1996/2959, art. 2

F55Sch. 1: entry added (26.10.2000 for E. and 28.7.2001 for W.) by 2000 c. 22, ss. 107, 108(5)-(7), Sch. 5 para. 7; S.I. 2000/2849, art. 2(f)

F60Words in Sch. 1 added (14.10.1991) at the end of Sch. 1 by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(5), Sch. 13 para. 26(2); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

F62Words in Sch. 1 substituted (22.4.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), s. 139(6), Sch. 2 para. 44; S.I. 2014/889, art. 4(f) (with transitional provisions in S.I. 2014/1042, arts. 3, 4, 6-10)

F64Sch. 1: words in entry substituted (1.4.2002) by 2000 c. 14, s. 116, Sch. 4 para. 4; S.I. 2001/4150, art. 3(3)(a) (subject to transitional provisions in art. 4 and S.I. 2002/1493, art. 4); S.I. 2002/920, art. 3(3)(d) (with savings in art. 3(4)-(10) and subject to transitional provisions in Schs. 1-3)

F66Sch. 1: words in entry substituted (1.4.2007) by The References to Health Authorities Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/961), art. 3, Sch. para. 7

F70Words inserted (1.4.1993 except so far as they relate to s. 46 of the 1990 Act which came into force on 1.4.1991 by S.I. 1990/2218, art. 2, Sch.) by National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19, SIF 113:2), s. 66(1), Sch. 9 para. 11(c); S.I. 1992/2975, art. 2(2), Sch.

F72Sch. 1: entry repealed (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(1)(2), 583(2), Sch. 37 Pt. I, para. 18, Sch. 38 Pt. I (with s. 1(4), Sch. 39)

F73Sch. 1: entry added (1.9.1994) by 1993 c. 35, s. 307(1), Sch. 19 para. 44; S.I. 1994/2038, art. 3, Sch. 2

F74Sch. 1: entries inserted (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 12, ss. 1(7), 5(2)

F75Sch. 1: entries added (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(1), 583(2), Sch. 37 Pt. I, para. 18 (with s. 1(4), Sch. 39)

F77Sch. 1: entry added (1.4.1997) by 1996 c. 30, s. 3(3); S.I. 1997/756, art. 2

F78Sch. 1: words inserted in entry (1.4.2001 for E. for certain purposes and 1.7.2001 for W. for certain purposes and 30.4.2003 for E. in so far as not already in force and otherwise prosp.) by 2000 c. 16, ss. 9(a), 12; S.I. 2001/510, art. 2, Sch.; S.I. 2001/2196, art. 2, Sch.; S.I. 2003/1183, art. 2

F84Sch. 1: entry inserted (22.10.2001 for certain purposes for E. and 8.4.2003 in so far as not already in force for E. and 1.11.2004 for certain purposes for W. and otherwise prosp.) by 2001 c. 15, ss. 67(1), 70(2), Sch. 5 Pt. 2 para. 15(3) (with ss. 64(9), 65(4)); S.I. 2001/3619, art. 3(1); S.I. 2003/850, art. 3(2)(c); S.I. 2004/1754, art. 2(2)(d)(ii)

F87Sch. 1: entry inserted (1.10.2003 for E. and otherwise prosp.) by Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Act 2003 (c. 5), ss. 13, 20(2); S.I. 2003/2280, art. 2(2)(b)

F89Entry in Sch. 1 inserted (1.4.2006 for certain purposes for E. and 1.10.2006 for W. and otherwise prosp.) by Children Act 2004 (c. 31), ss. 56, 67(7)(e); S.I. 2006/927, art. 2(h); S.I. 2006/885, art. 2(4)(g)

F99Words in Sch. 1 inserted (16.2.2009 for E.) by Children and Young Persons Act 2008 (c. 23), ss. 5, 44(4) (with s. 6); S.I. 2009/323, art. 2(b)

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources