As part of our regulatory function we decide who can provide social care or children’s day care services. This means that you must apply and successfully complete our registration process before you can provide services.
We want to make sure that only people, organisations or companies we think will provide a safe and high quality service are registered. The process is detailed and thorough and involves a significant amount of work on the part of the applicant.
While the information in the application packs may be a helpful guide, you also need to read the National Minimum Standards and Regulations that relate to the service you want to provide.
If you are applying to register any of the following:
- A care home
- A children’s home
- Domiciliary care
- Secure accommodation or
- A residential family centre
you need to be aware that the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 comes into force in April 2018, and the above services will have to re-register at that point. We recommend you consider our timescales for processing applications before you submit. More information about the changes is available on the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 page. Please contact us if you have any questions.