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The Care and Support (Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2015

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Training, expertise and consultation

3.—(1) A local authority must ensure that any person carrying out an assessment—

(a)has the skills, knowledge and competence to carry out the assessment in question, and

(b)has received training in the carrying out of assessments.

(2) When carrying out an assessment, a local authority must consider whether the nature of the person’s needs calls for the involvement of a person who has specialist skills, knowledge or expertise.

(3) If the local authority decides that such involvement is called for, it must either consult with a person who it considers will be able to provide those skills or that knowledge or expertise or arrange for the assessment to be carried out by a person with the required specialist skills, knowledge or expertise.

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