Information and learning hub

Find Out More About Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014


Find out more about Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016


Find out more For a list of all the resources available on the Hub, download the Hub Prospectus


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The Care Council for Wales (Care Council) has been tasked to work with a range of partners to develop a national learning and development plan to support the full implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. 

The national statement of joint working explains the broad responsibilities of key national organisations in working together towards the commencement of the Act on 6 April 2016. The accompanying diagram illustrates some of the key delivery milestones.

The organisation is also working alongside the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales to develop a joint plan to prepare the social care sector for the implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016.

The overall aim of these Welsh Government-funded initiatives is to ensure the workforce is supported and informed to deliver social services in accordance with Welsh law, and its interface with other relevant statutes, and to practise in-line with the principles of the Acts.

The Information and Learning Hub

This Information and Learning Hub has been designed to be your one-stop-shop for the wide range of resources that are being produced as part of these initiatives. The Hub includes training materials in different formats to help social care professionals implement the legislation in their day-to-day work.

The Hub is updated constantly with new information and learning materials, so please check back regularly to see what’s new.

To find out about the resources currently available, you can download the Hub Prospectus.

Co-production at work

This Hub and its resources are an example of co-production at work, with a range of partners working with the Care Council to implement the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act project. A Strategic Advisory Group has been set up to advise on priorities, bring a range of stakeholder perspectives to the table and assist with implementing agreed project plans.

Most importantly, the group is there to ensure we work in strong partnership to develop a robust and effective training plan that meets the needs of a diverse workforce. The group meets regularly and includes representation from the Care Council for Walesthe Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS) CymruCare Forum WalesCare and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW)Children in Walesthe Social Services Improvement Agency (SSIA) CymruWales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA); Welsh GovernmentWelsh Local Government Association (WLGA); and the Welsh NHS Confederation.

Independent evaluation of the 2015-16 learning programme

An independent evaluation of the first year of the national training programme for the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act has been produced by ICF Consulting Services on behalf of the Care Council. The bilingual report looks at how training was delivered up until the end of March 2016 and the impact the programme has had on the knowledge and skills of staff in the social care, health and voluntary sectors.

The evaluation examines the readiness and confidence of the workforce to implement the Act; the quality of the learning materials and the training provided; how well the programme is being run; and its value for money.

You can read the evaluation report here.

An executive summary of the evaluation is also available here.


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