Information and guidance about how to apply to re-register with us.
From April 2018 the law changed as part of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 (External link). This means that some care services will be required to re-register their service with us.
Which services need to re-register?
- Care homes
- Children’s homes
- Domiciliary care
- Residential family centres, and,
- Secure accommodation services.
These services will also be required to designate Responsible Individuals (RIs). You must submit an application to re-register using CIW Online. (External link)
From April 2018 we will determine your application, will be in touch with you after this date. For more information about when you can apply to re-register please visit our process page.
Before you apply
Before you apply online you should:
- Read the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 (External link)
- Read our Re-registration guidance
- Revise and have an electronic version of the current Statement of Purpose for each service (you will be required to upload this with your application)
All Responsible Individuals (RIs) and individual applicants must have a valid DBS certificate, and where applicable your Update Service details.
All RIs must complete a questionnaire during the online process about their ability to comply with the duties set out in the regulations (you will be required to upload this with the section of the application).
How to apply
You must submit an application to re-register using CIW Online. (External link)
If you already have a CIW Online account
If you have previously completed a Self Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) using CIW Online you will already have an account. You can use this account to submit your application.
If you do not have a CIW Online account
If you do not have a CIW Online account you need to create one by following the on-screen instructions on CIW Online.