CIPFA and ADASS have developed an advisory risk assessment tool for discretionary use by councils with adult social care responsibility.

The survey aims to check whether unsustainable financial pressures might be faced by the adult social services department. By assessing the extent to which various risk factors apply, the tool gives a broad impression of how challenging it is likely to be to generate future savings.

The tool is intended to be reviewed for the next version, any comments will be welcomed at