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. The overall aim of this Welsh Government-funded initiative 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 practice in-line with the principles of the Act.
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.
Under the banner of Getting in on the Act, this Information and Learning Hub has been designed to be your one-stop-shop for the wide range of resources that will be produced as part of this initiative. Over time, the Hub will include training materials in different formats to help social care professionals implement the legislation in their day-to-day work.
The Hub will be updated constantly, with new information and learning materials being added. So, please check regularly to see what’s new.
To find out about the kinds of resources you can expect to see and when they are due to be ready and available from the Hub, see our timeline infographic.
This Hub and the resources it will include, is an example of co-production at work, with a range of partners working with the Care Council to implement the 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 will meet regularly and includes representation from the Care Council for Wales; the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS) Cymru; Care Forum Wales; Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW); Children in Wales; the Social Services Improvement Agency (SSIA) Cymru; Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA); Welsh Government; Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA); and the Welsh NHS Confederation.