Legislation

What a registered care provider must do by law to provide a care service in Wales.

We inspect care service providers against the requirements of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (external link), Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 (External link), Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 (External link), Social Services & Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (External link) and their related regulations.

Here you’ll find links to the relevant regulations, statutory guidance or National Minimum Standards for each service we regulate and inspect. These set out the standards of care service providers should provide and aim to exceed when delivering their service to people who use it.