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…
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5 December Care Council welcomes independent review of Operation Jasmine The Care Council has welcomed First Minister Carwyn Jones’s announcement of an independent review into the issues and events surrounding Operation Jasmine. more…
2 December Latest workforce profile reports published The Care Council has published its latest profile reports for the social care workforce in Wales. Reports, based on data from the Register of Social Care Workers, are now available for social workers, adult care home managers, and the residential child care workforce. Not only do they provide a detailed picture of the registered workforce in Wales, but they also inform initiatives to develop and improve the workforce and provide public assurance. more…
29 November Care Council is key to making government vision a reality – Deputy Minister The Care Council is a close partner in helping the Welsh Government improve the well-being of people in Wales. That was one of the messages from the Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas AM, when she attended an accountability meeting with the Care Council Board. more…
21 November Registrants – an opportunity to discuss the proposed National Institute of Care and Support As you may know, the Welsh Government is currently consulting on the future of regulation and inspection of care and support in Wales. The consultation will run until the 6 January 2014 and it is really important for you as registrants to submit your views on the proposed changes. more…
14 November Large-scale positive response to draft practice guidance for social workers The Care Council has received responses on behalf of hundreds of practitioners and others to its recent consultation on draft practice guidance for social workers in Wales. Of those who responded, more than 90 per cent have said they think the new practice guidance will help social workers provide high-quality services. more…
5 November New training initiative will help boost skills of unpaid carers The Care Council has launched a new training pack to teach social care workers how to demonstrate essential skills to unpaid carers in their own homes. 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.
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.’ We will monitor demand and if appropriate consider printing this new version. If you have any feedback about this or any other one of our 'Codes of Practice' related materials please email us.
If you would like to order Codes of Practice materials please complete the Codes of Practice and Confidence in Care materials order form and return by e-mail. If you require the Code in another language, please also contact us