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…
8 May Annual SCiP Conference 2014 There are still places available to attend the annual SCiP North Wales Conference. more…
9 May Mobile Knowledge and Learning Project Review We are pleased to invite you a review of the Mobile Knowledge and Learning Project to be held on Friday 9th May at 10.00 hrs. in The Future Inn, Cardiff Bay. 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…
16 June Social Care Week 2014 Social Care Week is an opportunity to focus on the workers who provide vital social care services that support more than 150,000 people every day here in Wales. more…
18 June BASW Cymru Conference 2014: Continuing Professional Development and the impact of CPEL – what does this mean for you? Keynote speakers confirmed: • Sheila Lyons, Care Council for Wales• Dr Wulf Livingston, CPEL Alliance, Glyndwr University• Dr Sally Holland, Reader, Cardiff University• Dr Jan Pascal, La Trobe University, Australia more…
- Latest News
14 April Launch of Induction Framework for Foster Care and Short Break Care New guidance about the skills and competencies expected of foster carers and short break carers has been launched by the Care Council for Wales. more…
10 April Care Council will be at Social Health Care Expo 2014 The Care Council will take part in this year’s Social Health Care Expo on Thursday, 24 April. more…
1 April New Fitness to Practise rules come into force Today the Care Council will implement new fitness to practise procedures when investigating a complaint or allegation about a registered worker or student. more…
1 April Seminar considers regulatory models Care Council Board members, staff and guests from partner organisations were given three presentations relating to models of regulation at a recent seminar. more…
31 March Tenth anniversary Accolades to go ahead in 2015 The Accolades will celebrate their 10th anniversary when they are held in 2015. more…
31 March Important to build on work with social care managers The Care Council needs to build on progress made to develop the skills and leadership of social care managers in Wales. 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.