Consultation Outcome

Phase 2 implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 – Workforce aspects

This consultation ended 73 days ago.

Reviewing responses

The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.

Original consultation

We are seeking your views on workforce aspects within phase 2 of implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016.
Consultation period 
This consultation ran from 12 June 2017 to 7 August 2017
Consultation launched 12 June 2017


Consultation document
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Consultation description 

The act establishes a new system of regulation and inspection which upholds the rights of Welsh citizens to dignified, safe and appropriate care and support.

We are consulting on proposals that support recruitment, retention and working practices in the domiciliary care sector, in order to help it deliver the best possible quality of care.    

The draft regulations:

  • require providers of domiciliary support services to distinguish between travel time and care time 
  • provide domiciliary care staff with an alternative to zero-hours contracts. 

The consultation also seeks your views on:

  • opening the register of social care workers to those employed in regulated domiciliary support services from 2018
  • how we may address current challenges in the recruitment and retention of trained social care managers.

We are holding information events: 

  • Cardiff - 21 June 2017 
  • Wrexham - 13 July 2017 

To attend contact by 19 June (Cardiff event) or 30 June (Wrexham event). Spaces are limited and subject to availability. 

Help and support 

For more information about this consultation e-mail