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Written Statement – Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016: Approach to implementing the subordinate legislation to be made under the Act

22.01.16

Minister for Health and Social Services, Mark Drakeford, has made a statement announcing the passing of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act, which received Royal Assent on 18 January 2016.

The Act provides the statutory framework for the regulation and inspection of social care and the regulation of the social care workforce. The new system is intended to be implemented by April 2019. The new system of workforce regulation established by the Act is intended to be implemented and operational by April 2017. The regulation and inspection aspects for the Act are due to be implemented and operational by April 2018, to allow for sufficient time for the new system to be established.

Please visit the Welsh Government website for more information.