Statutory Guidance – Wales
The Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016
This statutory guidance relates to Parts 2 to 16 of The Regulated Fostering Services (Services Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2019
This is statutory guidance issued by the Welsh Ministers under section 29 of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 (“the Act”). It applies from 29 April 2019.
The Act, The Regulated Fostering Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2019 (“the Regulations”) and this statutory guidance replace requirements previously put in place under the Care Standards Act 2000, the Fostering Services (Wales) Regulations 2003 and the associated National Minimum Standards.
This guidance sets out:
- how providers of regulated fostering services may comply with the requirements imposed by regulations made under section 27 of the Act, and
- how persons designated as the responsible individuals for a regulated fostering service may comply with the requirements imposed by regulations made under section 28 of the Act.
- These requirements are contained within Parts 2 to 16 of the Regulations. The Regulations come into force on 29 April 2019 and this guidance will also take effect from that date.
Section 29(3) of the Act states that providers of regulated services and designated responsible individuals must have regard to this guidance in meeting requirements imposed by regulations under sections 27 and 28 of the Act. This guidance is also relevant to those providers making an application for registration as a service provider under section 6 of the Act. Guidance about registration has been produced by the service regulator, Care Inspectorate Wales (‘CIW’), and is available on its website.
A full copy of the Statutory Guidance can be downloaded from the link on the right-hand side of the screen.
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