Welsh Government are seeking your views on phase 2 of implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016.
The act establishes a new system of regulation and inspection
which upholds the rights of Welsh citizens to dignified, safe and
appropriate care and support.
Government are consulting on improvements to the regulation of
social care that will create a new, stronger regulation and
inspection regime which will improve oversight of the whole service
an organisation provides.
They are also seeking your views on draft statutory guidance
developed under section 29 of the act which provides further detail
about compliance with the requirements set out in the
Deadline for responses to the consultation is 25 July
Information events are being held in:
- Cardiff on 21 June, and
- Wrexham on 13 July.
To attend contact RISCAct2016@wales.gsi.gov.uk
by Friday 2 June. Spaces are limited and subject to
consultation, Rebecca Evans, Minister for Social Services and
Public Health, said: "It is my intention that the regulations in
this phase, alongside those service regulations consulted on in
phase 1, will be laid before the National Assembly by the end of
this year, to come into force in April 2018. The phase 3
regulations will then be consulted upon in the spring and summer of
2018 and laid by the end of the year, in order to come into force
from April 2019. This will complete the statutory framework around
"The Act as a whole is expected to be implemented from April 2019.
My officials are working closely with the Care and Social Services
Inspectorate Wales and the wider sector to do their part in
preparing for the transition to the new system established by the
2016 Act and their important new role in this."
The consultation can be downloaded
from the Welsh Government website. There is currently not an
easy read version available.