17 September Basic Awareness in Safeguarding Training Pack Launch The launch of the Basic Awareness in Safeguarding Training Pack is the culmination of the work of the Care Council with partners in local authority social services and the WCVA to develop a national training programme. more…
23 September Registered Social Care Managers Forums September- October 2014 The Care Council for Wales is holding a series of five forums with Registered Social Care Managers during September and October 2014. more…
7 October BASW Cymru Social Work Awards BASW Cyrmu's awards are now in their 5th year and open to all social workers in Wales, whether they are BASW members or not. more…
24 October Wales Care Awards Gala Dinner The Wales Care Awards are an annual event run by Care Forum Wales to showcase best practice across the care sector. The 2014 Wales Care Awards will take place on Friday 24 October in Cardiff’s City Hall. more…
30 October Getting in on the Act Conference - Llandudno ‘Getting in on the Act’ - The implications of new legislation for social work in Wales Thursday 30 October 2014, Venue Cymru, Llandudno 10.00am-4.00pm more…
6 November The future of the Foundation Phase and childcare in Wales This seminar will assess progress in delivering the Welsh Government’s Building a Brighter Future: Early Years and Childcare Plan, which sets out priorities over the next ten years for improving the quality of childcare, child development and early education in Wales. more…
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2 September Basic Awareness in Safeguarding Training Pack Launch The launch of the Basic Awareness in Safeguarding Training Pack is the culmination of the work of the Care Council with partners in local authority social services and the WCVA to develop a national training programme. more…
13 August Missed the Care Council events at the National Eisteddfod? Here's a round up of the week... Electronic assistive technology, Welsh medium resources for the sector were highlights of the week. more…
8 August Missed the Care Council events at the Royal Welsh Show? Here's a round up of the week... This year the Care Council highlighted the role of electronic assistive technology (eAT) in helping people live well and independently at the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd. more…
4 August Consultation launch on learning and assessment practice guidance The Care Council for Wales has launched a consultation on the Best Practice Guidance for learning and assessment in social care, the care of children and young people and early years in Wales. more…
25 July Tell us what you think about our work We’re now working on the Care Council’s next three-year strategy and we’d like your views to influence what goes into it more…
18 July Blog - Reflecting on the Joint World Conference on Social Work Blog - Chief Executive Rhian Huws-Williams reflects on the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development in Melbourne. more…
Code of Practice for Workers
The Code for Workers sets down the standards of conduct expected of social care workers. It will ensure that workers know what is expected of them and that the public know what standards of conduct they can expect from care workers. In the case of people who are registered breaking the codes may lead to investigation and action by the Care Council.
All social care workers are expected to meet the code and any serious failure to do so will be dealt with by employers. The Care Council will operate in a manner that recognises the rights and responsibilities of employers and avoids duplication of processes or procedures. It will normally only deal with cases when employers have concluded complaints and disciplinary procedures and removal from the Register, or the setting of additional conditions on registration, need to be considered.
All versions of the Code of Practice and related materials are available here on our website. Please use the online versions where possible to reduce printing and postage costs.
Consultation on the Review of the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers
Originally published in 2002, the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers has been reviewed and we’re seeking your feedback on the refreshed version.
The consultation is open until 30 September 2014, why not have your say by clicking on the link below?
New versions of the Code
Code of Practice App
A new bilingual app provides a simplified version of the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers, which sets the standards expected of paid staff in their daily work.
The app also includes examples to illustrate what each of the standards means in everyday work situations.
Easy read version of the Code of Practice
An easy read version of the Code of Practice has been produced and is now available to download (see resources on the right).
This was written by VoiceAbility, working with learning disabled colleagues. They commented that it had been an interesting document to work on but also challenging because of ‘some of the concepts such as ‘dignity’, ‘respect’, which are so difficult to convey in easy read and then render in pictorial form from the range of pictures at our disposal in Photosymbols 3. We are committed to using these, as they are now the standard for (English) government documents.’
If you have any feedback about this or any other one of our Code of Practice related materials please email us.
If you would like to order the printed Code of Practice or other materials, please complete the Code of Practice and Confidence in Care materials order form and return it to us by e-mail. You can contact us if you require the Code in another language.