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9th September 2014

Care Council review of social care code of practice: your views wanted

The Care Council for Wales is currently running a public consultation to review the code of practice for social care workers and it's seeking your views. It is particularly keen to hear from anyone currently working in social care so please share the link to the consultation (below) with your colleagues.

  • The consultation opened in June and closes at 5pm on September 30.
  • The consultation documents and link to an electronic response form are on the Care Council's website here.
  • Hard copies and copies in other formats such as large print can be obtained by contacting Jeni Meyrick on 029 2078 0672 or emailing

The consultation focuses on a refreshed version of the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers, which was originally published in 2002. It is particularly important that a revised Code of Practice reflects modern social care provision in Wales and is consistent with important developments such as the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

About the social care code of practice

  • The Code sets out the standards all social care practitioners should work to and what is expected of them by employers, individuals receiving services and the public.
  • The Code of Practice is particularly significant for those groups who have to register with the Care Council, as it is taken into account when there are doubts over a person’s fitness to practise as a result of allegations about their conduct.
  • The existing Code of Practice remains in place.  Registrants will be notified when a revised Code is agreed sometime in 2015. Regular updates on the publication of the revised code will be provided via the Care Council website and e-bulletins.

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