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…
19 November Getting in on the Act Conference - Cardiff ‘Getting in on the Act’ - The implications of new legislation for social work in Wales Wednesday, 19 November, Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff 10.00am-4.00pm more…
25 November Shine! - Learning Disability Wales annual conference The conference will focus on the theme of reaching our potential and celebrating achievement and success in the lives of people with a learning disability. We will have a lively mix of interactive and informative workshops, speakers and drama more…
27 November 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…
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…
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29 October A Time to Shine - 2015 Accolades are launched The search is on again for high-performing teams and organisations who deserve an award for the way their staff deliver top-quality social work, social care or early years services in Wales. more…
20 October Welsh Government consulting on a draft 10 year plan for the early years, childcare and play workforce in Wales The Welsh Government is consulting on a Draft 10-year plan for the early years, childcare and play workforce in Wales more…
14 October Launch of Adult Care Home Manager Profile This is the third profile of adult care home managers written using the data available from the Register of Social Care Workers (Register) at June 2014. The report is expected to generate significant discussion about next steps to ensure a sustainable workforce to provide leadership and management for adult care homes in Wales. The key trends emerging from the data are provided in the summary in section 10 of the report. more…
14 October New Episode of Care Council TV Available Now New video magazine programme that brings you the latest developments from the Care Council. more…
13 October Make sure you have your say and improve the weekly e-bulletin We’re inviting readers to help us improve the weekly e-bulletin by completing a short online survey. more…
10 October Care failings highlight vital need for proper staff training, says workforce regulator News of older people being neglected and harmed by a company providing home care services in Powys has highlighted the vital importance of proper staff training, says the Care Council for 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