There are currently more than 50,000 workers on our Register and this number is set to increase if special school residential workers and managers register with us. This will mean that Social Care Wales will register and regulate most of the social care workforce in Wales.
As the social care workforce grows, we know how important it is to make sure our registration requirements are simple, so that it is as easy as possible for people to work in the social care sector.
We want to make registration for social care managers simpler by introducing a new way to register. We also want to give social care workers more time to complete qualifications before their registration renewal is due. You can tell us what you think about the changes we’d like to make to the registration process.
Welsh Government are due to consider whether registration should be a requirement for special school residential services. We want your thoughts on registration requirements and practice guidance for special school residential workers and managers.
David Pritchard, our Director of Regulation, said: “We’re very grateful to the stakeholders in the sector who’ve helped us develop these proposals. Our hope is they can offer improved flexibility for workers and managers, offering more straightforward requirements for those working in social care.”
How to respond
You can see the consultation on our website and have your say by completing a short online survey or emailing us with your responses.
We’re also hosting a webinar over Zoom at 10am on 14 June, where you’ll be able to ask questions and share your views.
David Pritchard added: “We’re keen to hear from as many voices as possible in this consultation, and welcome contributions from workers, managers, and members of the public.”
The consultation is open, and will close at 5pm, 14 July 2023.