Regulations, statutory guidance and National Minimum Standards: Adult services

Regulations, statutory guidance and National Minimum Standards for care homes, adult placement schemes and domiciliary care agencies.

These regulations outline what a care provider must do by law to provide a care service in Wales.

Changes to the law from April 2018

The Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 (External link) came into force in April 2018.

Which services does this affect?

  • Care home services -including those who provide care home services for children or adults,
  • Domiciliary support services - a service that can provide care in your own home as well as general support,
  • Residential family centres,
  • Secure accommodation services,
  • Fostering services,
  • Adoption services,
  • Adult placement, and, 
  • Advocacy services.

If you are already registered with us

If you are already registered with us as one of the above services you will need to re-register. Information about re-registering is available here.

If you are not registered with us

If you are not registered and providing or planning to provide one of the services above you must register with us under the new law. More information is available on our registration pages.