4 June VQ Day 2014 VQ Day is a National celebration of vocational qualifications for students, teachers and employers. It shines a light on and recognises the millions of talented and skilled people throughout the UK who are awarded VQs. more…
- Latest News
5 December Care Council welcomes independent review of Operation Jasmine The Care Council has welcomed First Minister Carwyn Jones’s announcement of an independent review into the issues and events surrounding Operation Jasmine. more…
2 December Latest workforce profile reports published The Care Council has published its latest profile reports for the social care workforce in Wales. Reports, based on data from the Register of Social Care Workers, are now available for social workers, adult care home managers, and the residential child care workforce. Not only do they provide a detailed picture of the registered workforce in Wales, but they also inform initiatives to develop and improve the workforce and provide public assurance. more…
29 November Care Council is key to making government vision a reality – Deputy Minister The Care Council is a close partner in helping the Welsh Government improve the well-being of people in Wales. That was one of the messages from the Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas AM, when she attended an accountability meeting with the Care Council Board. more…
21 November Registrants – an opportunity to discuss the proposed National Institute of Care and Support As you may know, the Welsh Government is currently consulting on the future of regulation and inspection of care and support in Wales. The consultation will run until the 6 January 2014 and it is really important for you as registrants to submit your views on the proposed changes. more…
14 November Large-scale positive response to draft practice guidance for social workers The Care Council has received responses on behalf of hundreds of practitioners and others to its recent consultation on draft practice guidance for social workers in Wales. Of those who responded, more than 90 per cent have said they think the new practice guidance will help social workers provide high-quality services. more…
5 November New training initiative will help boost skills of unpaid carers The Care Council has launched a new training pack to teach social care workers how to demonstrate essential skills to unpaid carers in their own homes. more…
Adult Care Home Manager
Profiles 2013 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.
New online services for registrants
The Care Council has launched new 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.”
The Care Council has already begun to work on this approach, bringing forward a programme for professional development for Managers, and involving those managers in its development. This work programme began with the Manager Forums held last autumn and further meetings of the forums are now being planned where there will be an opportunity to learn about developments and share your views and experiences, both with your co-professionals and with the Care Council. Look out for your invitation by e-mail or post. These Forums have proved popular, so we hope many will take advantage of the opportunity for further conversation.
You will also shortly receive information relating to last year's forums where your own development needs were discussed. The Learning to Inspire training provider will be running a series of action learning workshops based on the information you provided. You will soon be contacted to ask about your priorities.
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.