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…
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…
17 Jul Next steps for integrating health and social care services in Wales This seminar focuses on next steps for integrating primary and secondary care services 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…
The Care Council operates as an open and accountable organisation, working in partnership with others, and as such considers consulting with and to its stakeholders and the social care sector to be a key element of our work.
Please choose a link on the left to see the Care Council's current and closed consultations.
Effective consultation is essential to ensure that we are a credible, listening organisation and that the views of our key stakeholders and 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.
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.