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Social Services and Well-being (Act) Wales - Information and Learning Hub

The 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.

Under the banner of Getting in on the Act, the 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.

> Further information can be found at Information and Learning Hub 

Workforce Development update report - June 2015

Keep up to date with current progress and future key actions in Workforce Development. The June 2015 update report is available now.

> Workforce Development update report - June 2015

Social Care Workforce Development Partnership (SCWDP) workforce data collection 2013

In 2013 the Care Council commissioned the Local Government Data Unit to support local authorities in the collection, collation and analysis of the Social Care Workforce Development Partnership workforce data collection for that year. The data was gathered by local authority Workforce Development Partnerships, looking exclusively at commissioned services within their areas. For the first time each area used the same form to collect the data on the workforce gender, age, qualification levels and language as well as other information.
We are pleased to be able to share here the report that details the findings of the project, alongside an analysis of the data.
The Wales wide data gathering and analysis will also be undertaken in 2014, and details on the findings are expected to be available in May 2015.

> Social Care Workforce Development Partnership (SCWDP) workforce data collection 2013: the findings - June 2014

Facts and figures of the registered workforce

Each year the Care Council publishes a statistical profile of each of the registration roles with mandatory registration in Wales.

> Facts and figures of the registered workforce