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Registration during Covid-19

Answers to questions you may have about how we are registering workers during the coronavirus outbreak and how this might affect you.

Can people still register with us as normal?

Yes, they can.

Our online registration system, SCWonline,is available for applications but we may not be able to process them as quickly as usual. If applications are incomplete, we will e-mail or call applicants to let them know what additional information we need.

If you are returning to practise to provide support during these times, please contact us at enquiries@socialcare.wales, so that we can assist you.

What if I’ve just started working as a care worker and need to register?

Social care workers, who do not have one of the qualifications listed for their role on the Qualifications Framework, can apply to register if they complete the All-Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIF). Or if they successfully complete the Social Care Wales Principles and Values Award within 12 months of starting work. They would then have to complete the qualifications needed for that role within their first three-year period of registration.

What if I’m a retired social care worker and want to return to practise to help deal with the current crisis?

If you’ve recently retired as a social care worker and hold the requirements for your role, then we’ll fast-track your registration.

What if I’m a former social worker who wants to return to practise to help in the current crisis?

We have set up a temporary register for social workers who were previously registered with us and who wish to return to the front-line. Find out about temporary registration.

Is the Register open for registration by adult care home workers and residential family centre support workers?

Yes, the Register is open and is planned to be mandatory by October 2022.

We have also recently opened the Register to new manager groups.

What if I can’t complete my CPD (previously known as PRTL) requirements?

We’ll keep everyone on the Register who wants to stay in their role and give them time to make up their CPD requirement in their next period of registration.

What if I have questions about registration?

E-mail enquiries@socialcare.wales and we will aim to respond as soon as possible.

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