23 September Registered Social Care Managers Forums September- October 2014 The Care Council for Wales is holding a series of five forums with Registered Social Care Managers during September and October 2014. 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…
24 October Wales Care Awards Gala Dinner The Wales Care Awards are an annual event run by Care Forum Wales to showcase best practice across the care sector. The 2014 Wales Care Awards will take place on Friday 24 October in Cardiff’s City Hall. more…
30 October Getting in on the Act Conference - Llandudno Getting in on the Act - The implications of new legislation for social work in Wales Thursday 30 October 2014, Venue Cymru, Llandudno 10.00am-4.00pm 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…
6 November Getting in on the Act Conference - Swansea Getting in on the Act - The implications of new legislation for social work in Wales Thursday, 6 November 2014, Liberty Stadium, Swansea 10.00am-4.00pm more…
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23 September Care Council Board visits Anglesey The Care Council’s Board is visiting Anglesey on 24 and 25 September as part of its drive to strengthen links with local social care services and find out more about them. more…
17 September New training pack promotes person-centred safeguarding practice Launch of Basic Safeguarding Awareness Training pack aims to secure positive outcomes for children and adults across Wales. more…
15 September Launch of Consultation on Practice Guidance for Residential Child Care Workers registered with the Care Council The Care Council is pleased to present The Residential Child Care Worker which is draft practice guidance for residential child care workers registered with the Care Council for Wales. more…
2 September Basic Awareness in Safeguarding Training Pack Launch The launch of the Basic Awareness in Safeguarding Training Pack is the culmination of the work of the Care Council with partners in local authority social services and the WCVA to develop a national training programme. more…
13 August Missed the Care Council events at the National Eisteddfod? Here's a round up of the week... Electronic assistive technology, Welsh medium resources for the sector were highlights of the week. more…
8 August Missed the Care Council events at the Royal Welsh Show? Here's a round up of the week... This year the Care Council highlighted the role of electronic assistive technology (eAT) in helping people live well and independently at the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd. more…
What is registration?
The Register of Social Care Workers was established under the Care Standards Act 2000. The aim of the Register is to make sure that all social workers and social care workers are suitable for work in social care. The Register puts social care workers on a similar footing to other public service professions such as medicine and teaching.
The Care Council for Wales (Registration) Rules are formally approved by the Welsh Government and form the legal basis for registration of the social care workforce.
The 2010 Registration Rules apply to applications and renewals received before 1 January 2014. The 2014 Registration Rules apply to applications and renewals received after 1 January 2014.
Suitable for work in Social Care
Everyone on the Register will have shown that they are suitable for work in social care by satisfying us that they:
have the necessary qualifications
are physically and mentally fit
are of good character
agree to comply with our Code of Practice for Social Care Workers
We will register a person who can satisfy us that they are suitable for work in social care and we will refuse to register anyone who is not suitable. We can also impose conditions on registration if we think it is necessary. These conditions might include training, work experience, or restrictions due to health. We will investigate cases if there is ever any evidence that calls into question someone’s suitability for work in social care.
The Public Register
The public Register is available for members of the public and employers to check. The public Register shows the following information about each registrant:
county of employment, work address or place of study
any admonishment imposed by the Council's Conduct and Health and Fitness to Practise Committees
Mandatory registration and who can register?
The following groups of workers must register to practice:
People who hold a social work qualification and practice social work or call themselves a social worker (Protection of Title introduced 1 April 2005)
Students participating on an approved social work degree course in Wales
Residential Child Care Managers and Workers
Adult Care Home Managers
Mandatory registration was introduced for Domiciliary Care Managers on 28 February 2013
The Register is also open to:
- Adult Care Home and Domiciliary Care Workers
Making an application to register
Everybody who applies to register with the Care Council must agree to abide by the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers.
To apply you need to complete an application form which is available online through MyCareCouncil. Alternative formats are available on request. Each complete application form must be endorsed by the applicant’s employer or equivalent. The completed form, supporting documents and application fee are all required in order for the Care Council to process an application.
Further details on how to apply to register select your role from the list below.
Regulatory Social Care Councils UK
Care Council for Wales
PO Box 52
Telephone: 0845 0700 399