1.These explanatory notes relate to the Care Standards Act 2000. They have been prepared by the Department of Health, with assistance from the Wales Office and Department for Education and Employment, in order to assist the reader in understanding the Act. They do not form part of the Act and have not been endorsed by Parliament.
2.The notes need to be read in conjunction with the Act. They are not intended to be a comprehensive description of the Act, so where a section or part of a section does not seem to require any comment, none is given.