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Residential children’s homes


Residential children’s homes, also known as children’s homes, play a vital role in Welsh society. Here we set out exactly what residential children’s homes do. We also show you what it’s like working in a residential children’s home and how to find a job.

 

What are Residential Children’s Homes?

Residential children’s homes are a place where children and young people can live if they cannot be at home with their own families. They look after children and young people from many different backgrounds and who have often had challenging life experiences.

 

Who regulates Residential Children’s Homes?

Residential children’s homes are regulated in Wales by Care Inspectorate Wales under the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 which came into force on April 2, 2018. For more information, please visit the Care Inspectorate Wales website.

All managers and workers at residential children’s home are registered with Social Care Wales. You can apply to register or search the register online at the Social Care Wales website.

 

Working in Residential Children’s Homes

If you would like to search for vacancies near you, the WeCare Wales Jobs portal has the latest openings.

There are several roles within residential children’s homes, including residential child care worker and management. Whether you're just starting out or already have some experience and qualifications under your belt, there's a role for you in care.

Working in a residential children’s home isn’t for everyone, but it can be incredibly fulfilling for the right person. If you want to find out about some of the pros and cons of working in a residential children’s home Peter gives some insight, describing the bonds he creates with the children, but also the pressure that comes with the job.

Roles within Residential children’s homes

Below are some of the jobs available in Children’s Homes.

Residential Child Care Senior Care Worker


As a Residential Child Care Senior Care Worker, you’ll support children and young people, and provide person-centred care.

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Residential Child Care Worker


As a Residential Child Care Worker, you’ll support children and young people, and provide person-centred care.

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Residential Child Care Deputy Manager


As a Residential Child Care Deputy Manager, you’ll have thorough knowledge of the care plan for the children and young people who live in the home.

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Residential Child Care Manager


As a Residential Child Care Manager, you’ll set the operational direction and organise the effective running of the home.

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Job vacancies in care

Wales needs more social care workers.

Many people working in social care have made the jump from jobs such as hospitality or retail. Use your transferable skills and apply for roles in your area now.

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