Social Care Wales is phasing in the requirement for the registration of adult care home workers in Wales within six months.
New adult care home workers starting in a care business on or after 1 October 2022 will be given up to 1 October 2023 to register with Social Care Wales. Employees starting work on or after 1 April 2023 will also need to register by 1 October 2023, or within six months of starting employment in a care business.
During COVID, new adult care home workers were given 12 months to register. In addition, new registration criteria aim to speed up the process, namely:
- replacing the Principles and Values Award route with a simplified employer assessment model, based on core competencies
- reducing the required number of hours of continuous professional development (CPD) in the three-year registration period for social care workers from 90 to 45 hours
Resources to support care business staff and employers are available online.
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