2 August Care Council at the National Eisteddfod Electronic Assistive Technology, Welsh medium resources for the sector... all this and much more at the National Eisteddfod! 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…
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…
7 September IFSW European Seminar This International Federation of Social Workers seminar has a beginning, middle and future, bringing social workers together. more…
- Latest News
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…
9 July New member appointed to the Care Council for Wales Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas has announced the appointment of Councillor Simon Hancock as a new member to the Care Council for Wales. more…
7 July Your chance to nominate a social worker for an award Nominations are being sought for the fifth BASW Cymru Social Work Awards, which aim to recognise and celebrate excellent social workers and their practice. more…
4 July £10m for the Care Council for Wales to support the regulation and training of the social care workforce The Deputy Minister set out her requirements in a letter to the Care Council setting out priorities and the budget available to deliver its activities. more…
2 July New Programme - Care Council TV New video magazine programme that brings you the latest developments from the Care Council. 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.