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…
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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…
Competition Winners! Back
The Care Council held a nationwide art and writing competition earlier this year for children and young people in residential care to design a perfect care worker. This was an opportunity to share their views about what makes a good worker and to win some prizes!
The Care Council is looking at how workers and managers in residential care continue to learn and develop new skills, knowledge and understanding, and we believe that children and young people have a very important contribution to this process. Through their experiences they can provide a unique perspective and can share what they identify as the right values, behaviours, skills and knowledge that residential child care workers need to work well and meet their needs.
A big thank you to everyone who entered - all the drawings, posters, and written work were great and we will use your comments and ideas about the ideal worker in our work.
The 1st and 2nd prize winners’ work has been produced as posters and will shortly available on request to display in residential care homes or social work offices, as a reminder of the attributes children and young people want. They have already been on display at the Residential Child Care Conference – A Positive Option, held in Cardiff at the end of April, and many of those present requested copies of the posters. And of course, the young people have received their own poster together with a letter of congratulations and gift vouchers.
Thank you also to the judging panel from Voices from Care Cymru who had the hard task of deciding on the winners.
The list of winners is below and you can open their entries from the resources on the right:
- Winner - Jay
- 2nd prize - Kayleigh
- Winner - Taran
- 2nd prize - Naomii
- 3rd prize - Alex