Information and guidance about re-registering with us as part of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016.

From April 2018 as part of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 (External link) the law will change. This means that some care services will be required to re-register their service with us. These services will also be required to designate Responsible Individuals.

  • Which services need to re-register?

    • Care homes
    • Children’s homes
    • Domiciliary care
    • Residential family centres, and,
    • Secure accommodation services.

  • The process

    We will carry out the re-registration process in a phased approach throughout 2018-19. Each type of service will be given a specific date to submit their application by during this period.

    During 2018-19 as part of the transition, we will tell you when you must submit an application to re-register.

    As long as you submit your application to us by your given date, you will continue to be registered and inspected under the Care Standards Act (External link) until we have processed and determined your application.

  • When will I be able to submit an application to re-register?

    You will be able to submit an application to re-register from February 2018.  We will not be able to determine applications until the law comes into effect on April 2018.

    We’ll do our best to keep you updated as to the progress of your re-registration application.

    The detailed requirements of the transition period will be set out in transitional regulations developed by Welsh Government.  We will keep you updated as the plans for this become clearer.

  • What are the changes to registration?

    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).


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