To register choose from the menu on the left under Registration. 

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.

Registration Rules

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.

> Care Council for Wales (Registration) Rules 2015b

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 Professional 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:

  • full name

  • registration number

  • 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 practise:

  • People who hold a social work qualification and practise 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 Professional Practice.

> Code of Professional Practice for Social Care

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:

> Social worker

> Social care workers

> Social work student

> Managers

> Employer, commissioner or inspector

> Learning provider

Regulatory Social Care Councils UK

> Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (England)

> Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)

> Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)

Contact us

Registration Team
Care Council for Wales
Freepost NATW1588
PO Box 52
CF10 1BR

Telephone: 02920 780646