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  • 18 August 2023
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We have published draft ratings guidance for care homes and domiciliary support services

This draft guidance has been produced in preparation for our phased approach to implementing ratings for services inspected under the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016.

From 1 April 2023, we began our silent ratings pilot and in preparation for the introduction of regulations, we have implemented a phased approach to ratings.

  • Phase one – a system of ‘silent’ unpublished ratings for all care home and domiciliary support services subject to inspection between June 2023 and March 2024. These will not be published.
  • Phase two – the publication of ratings for all care home services and domiciliary support services subject to inspection from April 2025.

Read the draft guidance by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

Please note this guidance is a draft and is subject to change pending an independent evaluation, which will take place during phase one from September 2023 until December 2023. This will allow us to assess our consistency of practice in applying ratings, as well as assess the impact on service providers and our inspection teams.