ADSS Cymru is committed to supporting the work of the Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan.

Have you experienced, or seen or heard racism whilst working in social care in Wales?  

We invite you to share your experiences with us, completely anonymously and confidentially. Anyone working in social care now or who has worked in social care in the past can share their views.  

You can share your experiences by filling in our anonymous online survey, here: Social Care: Insight into the experiences of the workforce. You can also arrange a confidential one-to-one conversation with a member of our project team, some of whom are from an ethnic minority background. Please email to arrange this. 

The experiences you share will inform a report, which Welsh Government has commissioned us to produce. The report aims to identify the scale and nature of problems encountered by staff from ethnic minority backgrounds in Wales. The report will also make recommendations to address the issues and is part of Welsh Government’s work around the Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan. The final report will be published in September 2024.No personal data or information which could identify an individual will be reported. 

The aim of the report is to ensure that people from ethnic minority backgrounds do not experience barriers to employment and a career in social care, and a zero-tolerance policy on racism.  

We are keen to hear the lived experience of: 

  • Staff with an ethnic minority background working for local authorities, and providers in the independent and third sectors (including agency workers)
  • Any member of staff who has heard or observed racism or racist comments in work 

Should you or any colleagues have any questions about the project, please email

Further Reading
Delivering Social Care in an Anti-Racist Wales (ADSS Cymru)

  • Author: ADSS Cymru
  • Date: 14/12/2023