6 November The future of the Foundation Phase and childcare in Wales This seminar will assess progress in delivering the Welsh Government’s Building a Brighter Future: Early Years and Childcare Plan, which sets out priorities over the next ten years for improving the quality of childcare, child development and early education in Wales. more…
6 November Getting in on the Act Conference - Swansea Getting in on the Act - The implications of new legislation for social work in Wales Thursday, 6 November 2014, Liberty Stadium, Swansea 10.00am-4.00pm more…
19 November Getting in on the Act Conference - Cardiff ‘Getting in on the Act’ - The implications of new legislation for social work in Wales Wednesday, 19 November, Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff 10.00am-4.00pm more…
25 November Shine! - Learning Disability Wales annual conference The conference will focus on the theme of reaching our potential and celebrating achievement and success in the lives of people with a learning disability. We will have a lively mix of interactive and informative workshops, speakers and drama more…
27 November Care Council Board meeting Care Council meetings are open for the public to attend by prior arrangement. Please confirm beforehand with Llinos Bradbury on 029 20 780 540 or firstname.lastname@example.org more…
28 November Carers’ Right Day Hold an event or activity for Carers Rights Day and help people in your community find out about their rights as a carer, and where to go for support. more…
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29 October A Time to Shine - 2015 Accolades are launched The search is on again for high-performing teams and organisations who deserve an award for the way their staff deliver top-quality social work, social care or early years services in Wales. more…
20 October Welsh Government consulting on a draft 10 year plan for the early years, childcare and play workforce in Wales The Welsh Government is consulting on a Draft 10-year plan for the early years, childcare and play workforce in Wales more…
14 October Launch of Adult Care Home Manager Profile This is the third profile of adult care home managers written using the data available from the Register of Social Care Workers (Register) at June 2014. The report is expected to generate significant discussion about next steps to ensure a sustainable workforce to provide leadership and management for adult care homes in Wales. The key trends emerging from the data are provided in the summary in section 10 of the report. more…
14 October New Episode of Care Council TV Available Now New video magazine programme that brings you the latest developments from the Care Council. more…
13 October Make sure you have your say and improve the weekly e-bulletin We’re inviting readers to help us improve the weekly e-bulletin by completing a short online survey. more…
10 October Care failings highlight vital need for proper staff training, says workforce regulator News of older people being neglected and harmed by a company providing home care services in Powys has highlighted the vital importance of proper staff training, says the Care Council for Wales. more…
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Profiles of the registered workforce
Each year the Care Council publishes a statistical profile of each of the registration roles with mandatory registration in Wales.
The Social Care Manager Practice Guidance
The ‘must have’ practice guidance for all registered social care managers has now been launched.
It sets out exactly what’s expected of managers and is the cornerstone of good practice in Wales.
It will form the basis for more detailed practice guidance in the future.
Online services for registrants
The Care Council has launched online services for those currently registered, those applying for registration and social care employers. The services are available by choosing the MyCareCouncil option on this website. In trials, users have said the new system is ‘extremely useful and very accessible’, ‘easy-to-use and very secure’.
Journey of professionalisation
In its policy paper, Sustainable Social Services for Wales: A Framework for Action, the Welsh Government said: “We see the quality of professionals and their professionalism as central to responsive and sustainable social services... We have begun the journey of professionalisation .. we wish to extend and deepen this approach ...and we will take all care service mangers into this system.”
Supervising and Appraising Well
The Supervising and Appraising Well booklet has been produced to provide practical guidance, clarity, ideas and examples for everyone responsible for carrying out supervision and appraisal with social care workers.
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