14 March Mobile Knowledge and Learning Solutions - Project review and update Contribute to discussions on how the momentum generated from the project can be sustained in the future. more…
16 July Older people and social care in Wales: standards, funding and improving residential care This seminar focuses on the standards of social care for older people in Wales. Delegates will also discuss wider challenges for older people’s health and social care provision. more…
14 March LDAN Conference for men and women with learning disabilities Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodevelopmental disorders research network invite all people with a learning disability to contribute their views. more…
18 March World Social Work Day World Social Work Day - world-wide all social work agencies, social development organisations, regional and national bodies will be encouraged to support World Social Work Day! http://www.ifsw.org/ more…
19 March Social Care 2014: Care for All Health and Social Care Reform and Govtoday are delighted to announce ‘Care for all’, the 2nd National Social Care Conference and Exhibition set to examine how the reforms to the healthcare provision across the state have affected the services delivered. more…
4 June VQ Day 2014 VQ Day is a National celebration of vocational qualifications for students, teachers and employers. It shines a light on and recognises the millions of talented and skilled people throughout the UK who are awarded VQs. more…
- Latest News
12 March New initiative to help social care workers use life-changing electronic assistive technology A new initiative has been launched to give care workers in Wales the skills and confidence to use pioneering electronic technologies in their jobs. more…
4 March A new online app to help care workers record their first 12 weeks of induction A new interactive version of the induction framework for care workers is now available. more…
26 February New app gives tips on recruiting early years workers A new app to help early years and childcare employers through recruitment, retention and supervision of new staff has been developed. more…
24 February Social work national occupational standards now available for smart phones The app has been developed for practice assessors in social work and social work students to help increase their familiarity with the standards. more…
20 February Your views wanted on the early years, childcare and play workforce in Wales The Care Council for Wales has commissioned an important survey of early years, childcare and play workforce in Wales. This will be a baseline survey, with a view to building an accurate and evidence-based picture of the current early years and childcare landscape in Wales. more…
10 February Apprenticeships employer champions The Care Council is launching a new initiative to raise awareness of apprenticeships. The Apprenticeships Employer Champions will encourage and increase participation and share good practice with the sector. 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.
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.