6 Jun Implementing the Social Services Bill - organisation, support and accountability Scheduled to be held as the Social Services (Wales) Bill is debated in the National Assembly, this timely seminar will be an opportunity to discuss the key reforms proposed in the Bill. more…
17 Jun Social Care Week Social Care Week is an opportunity to focus on the workers who provide vital social care services that support more than 150,000 people every day here in Wales. Around 88,000 social workers and social care workers provide these services, but this work often goes unnoticed. more…
21 Jun Social Care Accolades Preparations are well underway for this year's Social Care Accolades which will be awarded in a special ceremony on 21 June in Cardiff City Hall. more…
27 Jun Social Services and Well-being: Creating tomorrow's care today The ADSS Cymru Annual conference is the premier showcase for those involved in the delivery of social services to children, families and adults. It is the main networking event in the Social Services calendar in Wales. more…
12 Jun Cymru Safeguarding Conference Gwenda Thomas, Deputy Minister, will be addressing this event, where key speakers and workshops will be focussing on the safeguarding of both Children and Adults in Wales. more…
17 Jul Next steps for integrating health and social care services in Wales This seminar focuses on next steps for integrating primary and secondary care services in Wales. more…
- Latest News
16 May £1.8m to be invested in developing excellent social work practice in Wales The Care Council is to spend £1.8m over the next six years on raising the standard of social work practice in Wales to a new level of excellence. more…
8 May New Practice Guidance for the first year as an Early Years Manager The Care Council has launched First Year as a Manager: Practice Guidance which aims to help develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of newly appointed early years managers. more…
2 May Guide leads way to career worth caring about A new publication from the Care Council for Wales aims to lead the way to careers in social care, social work or early years and childcare. more…
2 May Social Care Accolades 2013 Finalists Revealed! The finalists of the 2013 Social Care Accolades have been announced. The winners of the Accolades, which are led by the Care Council for Wales, will be announced on June 21, 2013. more…
17 Apr New booklet explains continuing professional development framework for social workers A new booklet has been published by the Care Council to explain the Continuing Professional Education and Learning (CPEL) framework for social workers. more…
16 Apr Adult Care Home Worker Struck off Register An adult care home worker from Anglesey who was convicted of fraud has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers. more…
Information and news for employers
As the Sector Skills Council for adult and children's social care and early years in Wales, the Care Council work with employers to ensure qualifications and learning meets their needs and provides their workforce with the appropriate skills and knowledge to deliver high quality services.
New online services for applicants, registrants and employers
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’.
Care Council welcomes first of new breed of social worker training courses in Wales
The Care Council has welcomed the launch of the first approved training course developed as part of a new national initiative to strengthen the professionalism of social workers in Wales.
The new Graduate Certificate in Consolidation of Social Work Practice has been developed by a group of 12 local authorities from south west, mid and north Wales, known as Porth Agored. It’s the first such course to be approved by the Care Council for Wales, as part of its new framework for the continuing professional development of social workers at different stages of their careers, known as CPEL.
Investing in the workforce - four innovative projects
Funding has been secured through the Employer Investment Fund to develop the social care workforce. If you're interested in taking part, take a look at the following four innovative projects:
Leadership in Practice for social care managers
A new project to enhance the leadership skills of social care managers is being developed by the Care Council.
New video explains workings of a conduct hearing
A new video is now available to explain how a conduct hearing works.
A conduct hearing is held by the Care Council when allegations of misconduct against a registered practitioner call into question their suitability to remain on the Register of Social Care Workers.
The video explains how a conduct hearing works by providing the perspectives of those who have different roles in the proceedings – the chair of the panel, the clerk and the legal adviser.
Find out more about the conduct hearing process.
Raising Standards in Social Care Report Published
Governance framework for the health and social care support worker roles
The Care Council worked jointly with the National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare (NLIAH) to develop a governance framework for the health and social care support worker roles (HSCSW).
Code of Practice App
A new mobile app to give social workers and social care workers in Wales a new way to look up their code of practice.
To download the app, search for ‘Social Care Workers Code’ in the App Store, Android Market or Blackberry App World, or scan the QR Code.
The app for Blackberry is available on all touch screen models and 9500, 9520, 9530, 9550, 9800, 9810, 9850 and 9860.
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