28 November Carers’ Right Day Hold an event or activity for Carers Rights Day and help people in your community find out about their rights as a carer, and where to go for support. more…
29 January Care Council Board meeting Care Council meetings are open for the public to attend by prior arrangement. Please confirm beforehand with Llinos Bradbury on 029 20 780 540 or firstname.lastname@example.org more…
26 March Care Council Board meeting Care Council meetings are open for the public to attend by prior arrangement. Please confirm beforehand with Llinos Bradbury on 029 20 780 540 or email@example.com more…
7 September IFSW European Seminar This International Federation of Social Workers seminar has a beginning, middle and future, bringing social workers together. more…
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21 November Minister and Older People’s Commissioner to address Board The next public meeting of the Care Council Board will welcome two special guests. more…
20 November Congratulations to the Lost in Art project Warm congratulations to the Lost in Art project, Denbighshire Council Council on winning one of the Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education. This is an annual Engage award aiming to recognise those working in gallery education who have shown dedication or innovation in their work. more…
20 November Missed the 'Getting in on the Act' conference in Cardiff? Missed the 'Getting in on the Act' conference in Cardiff? more…
17 November Care Council annual review 2013/14 published Regulation is more effective when it links closely to the development of the social care workforce. more…
11 November Missed the 'Getting in on the Act' conference in Swansea? Missed the 'Getting in on the Act' conference in Swansea? more…
10 November Care home report reinforces importance of quality leadership and continuous investment in workforce The Care Council has welcomed today’s (10 November) report into care homes, which has reinforced the importance of the work it is doing to raise standards among managers and workers supporting older people in Wales 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