Consultations


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There are currently no forthcoming Consultations.

Select the 'Consultation outcomes' button to see the results of consultations in varying stages of progress.

The Care Council's process for conducting a consultation

Effective consultation is essential to ensure that the Care Council for Wales are a credible, listening organisation and that the views of our key stakeholders and that the sector are incorporated, where relevant, into our work.

An important part of this process is also about publishing the outcomes of our consultations. This completes the consultation cycle and enables contributors to feel that they have been part of the process and that their views have been taken into consideration.

The Care Council consults with its stakeholders and the social care sector to ensure that their views are incorporated, where possible, into our work.

Following consultations we publish the outcomes to enable contributors to feel that they have been part of the process and that their views have been taken into consideration.

Consultation aims

In undertaking consultations we aim to:

  • be clear about the purpose and aims of consultation, and set out what we are trying to achieve

  • use plain language, without jargon, in Welsh and English and, where requested, in languages and formats accessible to all

  • explain any financial, legal or other limitations so we do not raise expectations

  • use a range of appropriate participation methods so everyone can be involved in ways that suit them

  • feedback how responses have been included in the decision making process

  • ensure no relevant groups or communities are excluded

  • use realistic timetables and allow a reasonable time for responses

  • use good practice and keep staff informed and well trained

  • monitor and evaluate our participation practices and learn from any mistakes

  • not carry out consultation for its own sake, or to justify decisions already made.

Effective consultation encompasses five guiding principles:

  • building consultation into plans

  • consulting early

  • writing documents in simple language

  • giving consultees time to reply

  • reporting back on results.