Statutory Instruments with Clear Reports

4 December 2017

SL(5)154 - The Regulated Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2017

Procedure: Affirmative

Part 1 of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 (“the Act”) introduces a new system of regulation of care and support services in Wales, replacing that established under the Care Standards Act 2000 (“the Care Standards Act”).

The Act introduces a new concept of “regulated services” which is defined in section 2 of the Act.

In accordance with powers in section 27 of the Act, these Regulations impose requirements on service providers in relation to a regulated service, including requirements as to the standard of care and support to be provided.

In accordance with powers in section 28 of the Act, these Regulations impose requirements on responsible individuals in relation to a place in respect of which the individual is designated.

These Regulations also provide for offences in the event of failure by a service provider or a responsible individual to comply with specified requirements.

Guidance has been published about how service providers and responsible individuals may comply with the requirements imposed by these Regulations (including how providers may meet any standards for the provision of a regulated service) and section 29 of the Act requires service providers and responsible individuals to have regard to this guidance.

Parent Act: Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016

Date Made: Not stated

Date Laid: 27 November 2017

Coming into force date: 2 April 2018