1.These Explanatory Notes are for the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 passed by the National Assembly for Wales on 24 November 2015 and which received Royal Assent on 18 January 2016. They have been prepared by the Department for Health and Social Services of the Welsh Government to assist the reader of the Act.
2.The Explanatory Notes should be read in conjunction with the Act but are not part of it. They are not meant to be a comprehensive description of the Act. Where an individual section of the Act does not require any explanation or comment, none is given.