Frequently Asked Questions for Local Authorities


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What support can I expect from Skills for Care?

Where can I find the confirmation form?

Does meeting the criteria for the mandatory LA return mean I am eligible for WDF?

Where can I find the proposed wording for inclusion of NMDS-SC compliance in LA contracts?

Is the NMDS-SC a statutory requirement for LAs?

Does the deadline for the return apply to Children's Services?

Can test submissions be carried out before the time window for data submission opens?

Are the validation rules for BUDI specific to the LA return?

How can I tell if my LA has fully met the requirements of the NMDS-SC return?

Is it a requirement to tell my staff their data is being entered onto the NMDS-SC?

This section answers various questions on how to record certain information