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…
The Code of Practice
The Code is a list of statements that describe the standards of professional conduct and practice required of social care workers in their work. The Code plays a key part in ensuring that social care workers, employers, individuals, carers and the public know what standards of conduct are expected of those working in social care in Wales.
The Code and the Register of Social Care Workers
The Care Council maintains the Register of Social Care Workers. The Register is a public record that those registered have met the requirements for entry onto the Register and have agreed to abide by the standards set out in the Code. The Welsh Government determines which groups of workers need to be registered with the Care Council. The current groups can be found on the main registration introduction page below.
The Code and Practice Guidance
Whilst the Code is the primary document setting out the principles around which allegations of impaired fitness to practise are framed, the Care Council may publish additional Practice Guidance. The Practice Guidance may be used to illustrate a breach of the Code. Registrants should ensure they are familiar with the Practice Guidance relevant to their role.
The Code and the wider Social Care Workforce
Whilst the Code has a specific meaning to registered social care workers, it is also relevant to other social care workers who are not required to be registered, as it sets clear standards of the conduct expected of social care workers in Wales.
What will the Code mean to you?
As a social care worker you will have criteria to guide your practice and be clear about what standards of conduct you are expected to meet. As a social care employer you will know what part you are expected to play in the regulation of the workforce and the support of high quality social care. You are encouraged to review your own standards of practice and policies in the light of the standards set in the Code. As an individual using services or member of the public the Code will help you understand how a social care worker should behave towards you and how employers should support social care workers to do their jobs well.