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All local authority social services letters

Local authority social services letters (LASSLs) are issued by the Department of Health (DH) or by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) - formerly the Department for Education and Skills (DfES).  Some are issued jointly.  Recent DH and jointly-issued LASSLs are displayed here. Use the publications and letters library to find earlier ones. From 1 January 2007, DH LASSL series numbers were amended to distinguish them from DCSF/DfES-issued LASSLs. This is indicated by (DH) in the series number

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