The Welsh Government commissioned a survey of registered social care and childcare providers.

An estimated 6.4% of staff within registered social care settings and 4.5% of staff within registered childcare services in Wales are non-UK EU nationals. This equates to around 2,060 to 3,730 social care workers, and between approximately 410 and 1,100 childcare workers.

Recruitment is a challenge within social care and childcare. 58% of registered social care respondents and 47% of childcare respondents saying they found it difficult to recruit within the last year.

When viewed against the broader context of staffing challenges in the social and childcare sectors, any impact of Brexit in terms of the rights or propensity of non-UK EU nationals to remain in the UK has the potential to exacerbate existing recruitment challenges for the sectors.

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Implications of Brexit on social care and childcare workforce
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Implications of Brexit on social care and childcare workforce: summary
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