The process

Information and guidance about the re-registration process under the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016.

If you are already registered with us, you will need to re-register as part of the changes to the law.

Timescales

We will carry out the re-registration process in a phased approach throughout 2018-19. Each type of service will be given a specific date to submit their application by during this period.

As long as you submit your application to us by your given date, you will continue to be registered and inspected under the Care Standards Act (External link) until we have processed and determined your application.

Services who can re-register from February 2018

  • Care home services
  • Domiciliary care services
  • Secure accommodation services
  • Residential family centres
  • Care homes services

Providers of care homes services must submit their application to re-register by 30 June 2018. If you provide any other service (for example other care home or domiciliary support services) you must register these at the same time.

Domiciliary support services, secure accommodation services and residential family centres

Providers of domiciliary support services, secure accommodation services and residential family centres must submit an application to re-register by 31 August 2018.

Adoption services, fostering services, advocacy services and adult placement services

Adoption services, fostering services, advocacy services and adult placement services will not be required to register under the Act until April 2019.

How long does the application process take?

Applications to register opened in February 2018.  From April 2018 we will determine your application, will be in touch with you after this date.

What are the changes to registration?

The Act introduces a new system of service regulation and inspection – moving away from an ‘establishment’ to a ‘service provider’ based model. This means that a provider who currently has more than one service will no longer need to have separate registrations for each service. Under the new law, the provider will have just one registration that covers all of its services.

Providers will be required to designate Responsible Individuals (RIs) for each of the services they wish to register. RIs will be subject to a fit and proper person test and there will be statutory duties placed on them, making them more accountable for the services provided.

Registered Managers will no longer be required to register with us, but will be required to register with Social Care Wales (External link).