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…
The Care Council produce podcasts on a range of social care topics. Podcasts are online audio clips you can download to your computer or MP3 player. They are a convenient and effective way of sharing information, as you can listen to them at any time, wherever you are.
To listen to the podcasts you can stream or download from the list below if you are using Google Chrome, Explorer 9 or Mozilla Firefox. Alternatively, click the links below to listen on the SoundCloud website.
Ann Farr is an Apprenticeships Assessor in Wrexham, and in this podcasts she explains the benefits of apprenticeships to the learner and to employers.
James Bowen is following an apprenticeship programme in care and here he talks about his experiences
Level 5 Professional Apprenticeships Framework - Jacky Drysdale, Workforce Development Manager at the Care Council
National Apprenticeships Week - Jacky Drysdale, Workforce Development Manager at the Care Council
Public Assurance - Steve Elliott, Care Council for Wales Board Member
Citizen Led Approach - Penny Gripper Care Council for Wales Board Member
Social Care Manager Consultation
The Social Care Manager builds on the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers and aims to describe what is expected of Social Care Managers. It is intended as a practical tool, aiding managers in their practice and contributing to good outcomes for service users. It provides the basis on which more detailed guidance can be developed in the future.
Induction Framework for the Early Years and Childcare Workforce
The Care Council for Wales has produced an Induction Framework for the Early Years and Childcare workforce. This podcast explains how the framework can help employers and practitioners.
Listen on SoundCloud:Induction Framework for the Early Years and Childcare Workforce
Social Work Consolidation Programme Launch - Continuing Professional Education and Learning (CPEL) framework
The Consolidation Programme of the Continuing Professional Education and Learning (CPEL) framework is targeted at new social workers and aims to enhance skills and develop their practice. The first practitioners to undergo this phase will be those qualifying this year.
To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, the Care Council has produced two podcasts with advice from a training provider and an assessor which are available to stream or download.
Qualification framework for the degree in social work in Wales
The Care Council undertook a consultation on revised arrangements for the professional regulation of social work qualifying education and training.
Listen on SoundCloud:Read the podcast transcript
Good practice guides for the Early Years and Childcare
These guides aim to support managers and senior practitioners. Guides in the series include 'Recruiting Well' which is a guide to safe recruitment and 'Inducting Well' which is a guide to effective induction. Supervising Well and Appraising Well - provides a step by step guidance for everyone responsible for carrying out supervision and appraisal with early years and childcare practitioners.
Continuing Professional Education and Learning: A framework for social workers in Wales Consultation
A podcast discussing the 12 week consultation on Continuing Professional Education and Learning:A Framework for Social Workers in Wales (CPEL Framework).
Careers in social care
Registration of Adult Care Home Managers
Social Care Accolades 2011