The social care register is an important part of the work being taken forward by the Care Council for Wales to raise standards and improve the protection of vulnerable people
'The programme proposed by the Care Council for Wales provides a framework within which we can advance our objectives for raising standards and protecting vulnerable people and of putting social care staff on a more professional footing. It is a challenging but achievable timetable and takes proper account of the need to work in partnership with employers and employees. I know that the sector in Wales will welcome these developments.'
Residential child care managers will be invited to register with the council from September 2004, residential child care workers from April 2005, residential adult care managers from April 2005, residential adult care workers from September 2005, domicilary care managers from April 2005 and domicilary care workers from September 2006.
The Care Council for Wales will consult with stakeholders on the registration and conduct rules.