Mandatory registration for all adult care home workers begins in Wales from October 2022.
To register care workers will need to demonstrate certain qualifications or at least three years’ experience in social care, and pay a £30 registration fee.
Care home workers have been able to register voluntarily with Social Care Wales (SCW) since April 2020. To date, more than 1,000 adult care home workers have already registered.
SCW defines adult care home workers as all workers, including nurses, who are employed by a registered care home service in Wales.