Consultation on Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill

The National Assembly for Wales’ Health and Social Care Committee is calling for evidence on the general principles of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill.

The Committee intends to consider:

  • The general principles of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill, and the need for legislation to make provision for:
    • reform of the regulatory regime for care and support services
    • provision of a regulatory framework that requires an approach to the regulation of care and support services focused on outcomes for service users
    • reform of the inspection regime for local authority social services functions
    • the reconstitution and renaming of the Care Council for Wales as Social Care Wales and the broadening of its remit and
    • the reform of the regulation of the social care workforce.
  • Whether the provisions of the Bill are the best way of achieving these purposes.
  • Whether any additional provisions would be required to enable the Bill to achieve these purposes.
  • Potential barriers to the implementation of these provisions and whether the Bill takes account of them.
  • Whether there may be any unintended consequences arising from the Bill.
  • The financial implications of the Bill as set out in the Regulatory Impact Assessment within the Explanatory Memorandum.
  • The appropriateness of the powers in the Bill for Welsh Ministers to make subordinate legislation and to issue guidance, and for Social Care Wales to make rules.

To assist with its consideration, the Committee would welcome the views of both individuals and organisations. The consultation questions and further information are available on the National Assembly website.

Deadline for responses: 24/04/2015