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Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016

A Welsh Government Bill, introduced by Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Services. The Business Committee remitted the Bill to the Health and Social Care Committee.

 

About the Bill

 

The Bill included provision for:

  • reform of the regulatory regime for care and support services;
  • provision of a regulatory framework that requires an approach to the regulation of care and support services focused on outcomes for service users;
  • reform of the inspection regime for local authority social services functions;
  • the reconstitution and renaming of the Care Council for Wales as Social Care Wales and the broadening of its remit; and
  • the reform of the regulation of the social care workforce.

 

Further detail can be found in its accompanying Explanatory Memorandum.

 

Current Stage

 

The Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 became law in Wales on 18 January 2016.

 

Record of Passage in the National Assembly for Wales

 

The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Bill’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales.

 

Stage

Documents

 

Bill introduced: 23 February 2015

Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill, as introduced

 

Explanatory Memorandum

 

Presiding Officer’s Statement: 23 February 2015

 

Business Committee’s Report on the timetable for consideration of the Bill: February 2015

 

Written Statement by the Minister for Health and Social Services – Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill: 23 February 2015

 

Plenary statement: Introduction of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill: 24 February 2015

 

Legislative glossary (Welsh language version only) (PDF 162KB)

 

Statement of policy intent (PDF 412KB)

 

The Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill - Bill Summary (PDF 575KB)

 

The Welsh Government published the below impact assessments in relation to the Bill (external links):

 

 

 

Stage 1: Committee considerations of general principles

Consultation

The Committee issued a call for evidence, which closed on 24 April 2015.

 

Committee dates

The Health and Social Care Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

 

Date and agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.tv

25 February 2015

Consideration of approach to Stage 1 scrutiny

Private item

Private item

25 March 2015

Minister for Health and Social Services (Member in charge of the Bill)

25 March 2015, transcript

View meeting of 25 March 2015  

23 April 2015

Oral evidence session

23 April 2015, transcript

View meeting of 23 April 2015

29 April 2015

Oral evidence session

29 April 2015, transcript

View meeting of 29 April 2015

13 May 2015

Oral evidence session

13 May 2015, transcript

View meeting of 13 May 2015

21 May 2015

Oral evidence session

21 May 2015, transcript

View meeting of 21 May 2015

3 June 2015

Minister for Health and Social Services (Member in charge of the Bill)

3 June 2015, transcript

View meeting of 3 June 2015

 

The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

27 April 2015

Minister for Health and Social Services (Member in charge of the Bill)

27 April 2015, transcript

View meeting of 27 April 2015

 

The Finance Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

25 March 2015

Initial consideration

Private item

Private item

13 May 2015

Minister for Health and Social Services (Member in charge of the Bill)

13 May 2015, transcript

View meeting of 13 May 2015

 

Committee reports

Health and Social Care Committee Stage 1 report (PDF, 1MB)

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee report (PDF, 364KB)

Finance Committee letter (PDF, 453KB)

 

Welsh Government response

Response by the Minister for Health and Social Services to the Health and Social Care Committee’s Stage 1 report (PDF, 1MB)

Response by the Minister for Health and Social Services to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee’s report (PDF, 968KB)

 

 

 

Stage 1: Debate in Plenary on general principles

A debate took place in Plenary on 14 July 2015. The motion to agree the general principles of the Bill was agreed.

 

Financial Resolution

A Financial Resolution was agreed in Plenary on 14 July 2015.

 

Stage 2: Committee consideration of amendments

Stage 2 began on 15 July 2015.

 

The Health and Social Care Committee agreed on 9 July 2015 under Standing Order 26.21, that the order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings will be: Section 2; Schedule 1; Sections 3 to 63; Section 1; Section 66; Schedule 2; Sections 67 to 173; Sections 64 to 65; Sections 174 to 183; Schedule 3; Sections 184 to 188; Long title.

 

Stage 2 consideration took place in Committee on Wednesday 7 October and Thursday 15 October 2015.

 

Marshalled list of amendments: 7 October 2015 v2 (PDF, 254KB)

Groupings of amendments: 7 October 2015 (PDF, 78KB)

Concise minutes: 7 October 2015

 

Marshalled list of amendments: 15 October 2015 (PDF, 138KB)

Groupings of amendments: 15 October 2015 (PDF, 77KB)

Concise minutes: 15 October 2015

 

Notice of amendments

Notice of amendments: 23 September 2015 (PDF, 177KB)

Welsh Government: Purpose and Effect table: 23 September 2015 (PDF, 702KB)

 

Notice of amendments: 29 September 2015 (PDF, 92KB)

Notice of amendments: 30 September 2015 (PDF, 122KB)

 

Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill, as amended at Stage 2 (PDF, 780KB)

(Amendments to the Bill since the previous version are indicated by sidelining in the right margin.)

 

Printing changes to the Bill as amended at Stage 2 (PDF, 240KB)

 

Research Service: Summary of changes at Stage 2

Explanatory Memorandum, revised after Stage 2 (PDF, 3MB)

 

Correspondence

Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services to Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee regarding Extra Care: 17 November 2015 (PDF, 238KB)

CSSIW advice regarding Extra Care: received 17 November 2015 (PDF, 179KB)

 

 

Stage 3: Plenary consideration of amendments

 

Following the completion of Stage 2 proceedings, Stage 3 commenced on 16 October 2015.

 

The National Assembly for Wales agreed on 10 November 2015, under Standing Order 26.36, that the order of consideration for Stage 3 proceedings will be: Section 2; Schedule 1; Sections 3 to 63; Section 1; Section 66; Schedule 2; Sections 67 to 174; Sections 64 to 65; Sections 175 to 184; Schedule 3; Sections 185 to 189; Long Title.

 

Stage 3 consideration and disposal of amendments took place in Plenary on 17 November 2015.

 

Notice of amendments

Notice of amendments: 6 November 2015 v1 (PDF, 80KB)

Welsh Government: Purpose and Effect table: 9 November 2015 (PDF, 278KB)

 

Notice of amendments: 10 November 2015 v3 (PDF, 169KB)

Combined notice of amendments (PDF, 190KB)

 

Marshalled list of amendments: 17 November 2015 v2 (PDF, 188KB)

Groupings of amendments: 17 November 2015 (PDF, 74KB)

 

Printing changes to the Bill as amended at Stage 3 (PDF, 216KB)

 

Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill, as amended at Stage 3 (PDF, 794KB)

(Amendments to the Bill since the previous version are indicated by sidelining in the right margin.)

 

 

Stage 4: Passing of the Bill in Plenary

 

The Bill was agreed by the Assembly in accordance with SO 12.36 on 24 November 2015.

 

Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill, as passed (PDF, 779KB)

 

 

Post-Stage 4

 

The four week period of intimation ended on 23 December 2015.

 

The Attorney General, Counsel General and Secretary of State for Wales wrote to the Chief Executive and Clerk of the Assembly to advise that they would not be referring the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill to the Supreme Court under Sections 112 or 114 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

 

 

 

Date of Royal Assent

 

 

Royal Assent [PDF, 168KB] was given on 18 January 2016.

 

 

 

Contact information

Clerk: Llinos Madeley

Phone: 0300 200 6352

 

Postal address:

National Assembly for Wales

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff     CF99 1NA

 

Email: SeneddHealth@Assembly.Wales

Business type: Bill

Status: Complete

First published: 23/01/2015

Documents

Consultations

 

 

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