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Social Services regulation and inspection
We want to introduce new regulation and inspection legislation to give people a stronger voice and more control over their care.
The Care Standards Act (external link) is the predominant piece of current legislation governing the regulation of social care in Wales.
Since its introduction in 2000, regulation of social services in Wales has been highly effective. Both the Care Council for Wales and the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) have produced a more professional workforce and a clear baseline of standards.
The Care standards act provides a set of minimum standards for care providers to ensure people receiving care and support are kept safe and protected. CSSIW regulate social care settings and assess whether services are of the quality that the people of Wales have a right to expect.
We want to introduce new legislation which will measure the expectations of, and outcomes for people rather than just standards.
Our White Paper - The Future of Regulation and Inspection of Care and Support in Wales - puts forward proposals on how we will achieve this.
A public consultation on the White Paper ended on 6 January 2014. The report of the consultation responses is now available A Bill is being drafted and will be introduced into the National Assembly for Wales in early 2015.