The Act introduces a new system of service regulation and inspection – moving away from an ‘establishment’ to a ‘service provider’ based model. This means that a provider who currently has more than one service will no longer need to have separate registrations for each service. Under the new law, the provider will have just one registration that covers all of its services.
Providers will be required to designate Responsible Individuals (RIs) for each of the services they wish to register. RIs will be subject to a fit and proper person test and there will be statutory duties placed on them, making them more accountable for the services provided.
Registered Managers will no longer be required to register with us, but will be required to register with Social Care Wales (External link).