Code of Practice for Workers

Code of PracticeThe 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 14 October 2014, why not have your say by clicking on the link below?

Consultation on the Review of the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers

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.

Information and guidance on how to download the app 

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.’ 

Your feedback

If you have any feedback about this or any other one of our Code of Practice related materials please email us.

E-mail: codes@ccwales.org.uk

Ordering materials

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.

Code of Practice and Confidence in Care materials order form

E-mail: codes@ccwales.org.uk