National Assembly for Wales / Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru
Health and Social Care Committee / Y Pwyllgor Iechyd a Gofal Cymdeithasol


Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill / Bil Rheoleiddio ac Arolygu Gofal Cymdeithasol (Cymru)

Evidence from NSPCC Wales – RISC AI 11 / Tystiolaeth gan NSPCC Cymru – RISC AI 11


NSPCC Cymru/Wales Briefing note:



Text Box: National Assembly for Wales 
 Health and Social Care Committee
 Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill 2015
 Oral evidence follow-up


1. Is the definition of social care worker on the face of the Bill sufficiently clear?


NSPCC Cymru/Wales feels the definition placed on the face of the Bill is clear and wide enough.


We support the Welsh Government’s intention to ensure that those working with vulnerable adults and children are properly qualified and checked through the registration process. However, we would urge caution about over extending registration to a large number of care and support professionals: this could act as an obstacle to the involvement of new people into the provision of care and support and could reduce innovation.


2. Could the Bill be strengthened in relation to regulating the commissioning of services by local authorities?


This is not an area of expertise for NSPCC Cymru/Wales as the services we provide are done so independently of the commissioning process and are funded by public donations. We will therefore not comment extensively on this.