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Statement of purpose guidance published

This guidance will help providers when registering or re-registering under the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act.

You can find the statement of purpose guidance, which includes a template, on our re-registration page

Statement of purpose

The statement of purpose is central to the system of regulation and inspection under the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016

There will no longer be permissive conditions of registration relating to particular specialisms of care.

The statement of purpose will be the central document which will set out the nature of the service which providers are registered to provide, as well as any specialisms.

As discussed at our recent regional provider events, we’ve produced this guidance to help providers to write a statement of purpose which more fully describes the vision for the service and your arrangements for meeting the needs of the people you care for.

This is a requirement under the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016, which will replace the Care Standards Act 2000.

The new law comes into force in April 2018 but we are encouraging providers to start re-registering from February 2018.

The following types of provider will be the first to re-register:

  • Care homes
  • Children’s homes
  • Domiciliary care
  • Residential family centres, and
  • Secure accommodation services.

You can find more information on our re-registration page.

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How to re-register your service as part of the changes to the law coming in April 2018

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