Care Standards Act 2000
In summary this Act
establishes a new, independent regulatory body for social care and private and voluntary healthcare services (“care services”) in England to be known as the National Care Standards Commission;
provides for an arm of the National Assembly for Wales to be the regulatory body for such services in Wales;
establishes new, independent Councils to register social care workers, set standards in social care work and regulate the education and training of social workers in England and Wales
;establishes an office of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales;reforms the regulation of childminders and day care provision for young children;
provides for the Secretary of State to maintain a list of individuals who are considered unsuitable to work with vulnerable adults.