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Registration is changing - consultation response published

Registration is changing - consultation response published

- | Social Care Wales
  • Consultation closed – response published

    Thank you very much to everyone who took part in our consultation on ‘Registration is changing’. We received a large number of responses, and have considered all feedback. A report summarising the feedback received and next steps is now available below.

The consultation

We currently have more than 34,000 workers on the Register of Social Care Workers.

This number is set to increase significantly this year, as all adult care home workers must register with us by October 2022. This will mean that most of the social care workforce in Wales will be regulated.

As the social care workforce continues to grow, we know how important it is to make our registration process simpler, to make it as easy as possible for people to work in the social care sector. So we are proposing changes to the registration process.

We are seeking your views on our proposals for:

  • a new way to register and reducing the time to register
  • continuous professional development for social care workers.

The consultation is open for six weeks from 8 February, and will close at 5pm, 22 March 2022.

How do I take part?

If you’d like to take part in the consultation, download the consultation document below and complete our short online survey. You can answer all the questions or only the questions that are most important to you.

We are also hosting a webinar at 10am on Tuesday, 15 February, during which you can share your views and ask any questions you may have. You can register by emailing us at

You can also email your response to the consultation to