Ian Anderson, ADASS Associate working on the prisons and the Care Act agenda wishes to bring to the attention of local authorities with prisons or approved premises the advice below on what they need to have in place by 1 April 2015. If any colleagues have any specific questions or would welcome further advice, Ian can be contacted either at Ian.Anderson@adass.org.uk or via the LGA Knowledge Hub forum "Prisons and the Care Act" which now has 180 members.