Register to provide an adult service

How to register an adult care service.

All application forms on our website are available in Welsh or English.

Important information

If you are applying to register any of the following:

  • A care home
  • Domiciliary care or
  • A residential family centre 

you need to be aware that the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 comes into force in April 2018, and the above services will have to re-register at that point. We recommend you consider our timescales for processing applications before you submit. More information about the changes is available on the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 page. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Reference to ‘Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales’ (CSSIW) in the documents on this page should be read as ‘Care Inspectorate Wales'.

  • Who needs to register?

    You can find out if you need to register by checking the National Minimum Standards.

    Adult services include:

    • Care homes for younger and older adults,
    • Domiciliary care agencies (a service that provides care in your own home)
    • Nurses agencies
    • Adult placement schemes

  • How to register

    You can download the registration forms and guidance or you can contact your regional office for a registration pack.

  • Qualifications

    As part of your registration, care home managers must be registered with Social Care Wales (External link)

    To register as a care home manager, a First Level Registered Nurse must also hold either:

    • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults’ Residential Management) Wales and Northern Ireland

    Or

    • Level 5 ILM Diploma in Management (assessed in a health or social care setting)

    First level Registered Nurses who hold the Level 5 ILM Diploma in Management must complete, in addition, the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adult’s Residential Management) Wales and Northern Ireland before renewal of their first 3 year registration with Social Care Wales.

 

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