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  • 25 March 2024
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Registration for special school residential services will open next week

These services must register with us by the end of June.

The Regulated Services (Special School Residential Services) (Wales) Regulations 2023 and the Regulated Services (Registration) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 came into force on 31 December 2023.

The new regulations define "special school residential service" as a new regulated service under section 2 of the 2016 Act, and require them to register with us. 

We are updating our guidance to help those services formerly known as residential special schools, to register with us.

Registering with us

These services can apply to register with us from 1 April 2024 when the online portal opens for them. An updated version of our registration guidance will soon be available, as well as a template to help providers prepare a statement of purpose.

The online portal will then close on 30 June 2024.

We have emailed the affected providers directly about this.


If you are a provider of a special school residential service and have not heard from us via email, please contact