Proposed changes to legislation on social care and continuing health care
Welsh Government has launched a consultation
which includes proposed amendments to the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016.
This includes extending the definition of ‘social care worker’ to include childcare and play workers (this currently applies only to childminders and in the provision of day care, the Registered Person)
This amendment is proposed to clarify the statutory role which Social Care Wales plays, not just in relation to registered providers of childcare but to all childcare and playworkers employed in the sector.
All those working in the childcare and play sector are encouraged to respond to the consultation.
The closing date for responses is midnight, 7 November 2022