6 Jun Implementing the Social Services Bill - organisation, support and accountability Scheduled to be held as the Social Services (Wales) Bill is debated in the National Assembly, this timely seminar will be an opportunity to discuss the key reforms proposed in the Bill. more…
17 Jun Social Care Week 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. Around 88,000 social workers and social care workers provide these services, but this work often goes unnoticed. more…
21 Jun Social Care Accolades Preparations are well underway for this year's Social Care Accolades which will be awarded in a special ceremony on 21 June in Cardiff City Hall. more…
27 Jun Social Services and Well-being: Creating tomorrow's care today The ADSS Cymru Annual conference is the premier showcase for those involved in the delivery of social services to children, families and adults. It is the main networking event in the Social Services calendar in Wales. more…
21 May Independence through Personalised Technology - Using person-centred Assistive Technology to achieve independence and safety for people with a learning disability This one day conference will examine how the person-centred use of Assistive Technology can support independence and safety for people with a learning disability and their families and carers. It will highlight the benefits and quality of life that can be achieved through Personalised Technology, and how this approach can be cost-effective for service providers. more…
12 Jun Cymru Safeguarding Conference Gwenda Thomas, Deputy Minister, will be addressing this event, where key speakers and workshops will be focussing on the safeguarding of both Children and Adults in Wales. more…
- Latest News
16 May £1.8m to be invested in developing excellent social work practice in Wales The Care Council is to spend £1.8m over the next six years on raising the standard of social work practice in Wales to a new level of excellence. more…
8 May New Practice Guidance for the first year as an Early Years Manager The Care Council has launched First Year as a Manager: Practice Guidance which aims to help develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of newly appointed early years managers. more…
2 May Guide leads way to career worth caring about A new publication from the Care Council for Wales aims to lead the way to careers in social care, social work or early years and childcare. more…
2 May Social Care Accolades 2013 Finalists Revealed! The finalists of the 2013 Social Care Accolades have been announced. The winners of the Accolades, which are led by the Care Council for Wales, will be announced on June 21, 2013. more…
17 Apr New booklet explains continuing professional development framework for social workers A new booklet has been published by the Care Council to explain the Continuing Professional Education and Learning (CPEL) framework for social workers. more…
16 Apr Adult Care Home Worker Struck off Register An adult care home worker from Anglesey who was convicted of fraud has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers. more…
Conduct and Practice of Registered Workers
The main purpose of the Care Council’s conduct processes is to ensure a safe and accountable social care workforce.
Protecting service users and the public and upholding standards in the social care sector is an important task. Taking action when a registered social care worker (registrant) does not meet the standards set in the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers will mean better services for those using social care and improve the general public’s confidence in social care services.
What rules and regulation govern the conduct processes?
Care Standards Act 2000
The Care Standards Act 2000 established the Care Council for Wales (Care Council).
The Care Council was established in 2001 to promote high standards of conduct and practice among social care workers and high standards in their training.
The aim is to ensure that this will improve safeguards for users of social care services and that they can rely on a workforce that is properly trained, appropriately qualified and effectively regulated. In addition, the Care Council’s work in regulating the social care workforce is essential to enhance public protection for service users and to ultimately increase public confidence in the social care sector.
The Act also sets out the requirement to produce Codes of Practice for Social Care Workers and Employers of Social Care Workers.
Registration and Conduct Rules
The Care Standards Act 2000 also requires the Care Council to establish rules for registration, and rules for conduct which determine the circumstances in which a person’s registration will be granted, renewed, removed, restored, suspended or a suspension or condition terminated, or altered.
The Registration Rules set out the registration procedure, and the constitution and responsibilities of the Registration Committee.
- The Conduct Rules outline the constitution, responsibilities and procedures of the Investigating Committee, the Conduct Committee, the Health Committee and the Restoration Committee.
The Rules are drafted by the Care Council and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services of the Welsh Government approves them.
What happens if information is given to the Care Council for Wales?
If we receive information that states a registered social care worker may not have met the standards set in the Code of Practice the Care Council may investigate the matter according to the Care Council for Wales Conduct Rules 2011.
What happens next?
We will look carefully at all the information we receive. If it is clear that the information is about a registered social care worker and calls into question their suitability to remain on the register, the matter may be referred to an Investigating Committee for consideration.