Information and news for social care workers
Workforce Development update report - January 2016
Keep up to date with current progress and future key actions in Workforce Development. The January 2016 update report is available now. The next update will be published in March 2016.
Positive Approaches: reducing restrictive practices in social care
The purpose of this survey is to gather feedback and views from people who will use the Positive Approaches: reducing restrictive practices in social care resource in the future. It has been developed with sector representatives from services that include dementia, learning disabilities, mental health, looked after children and acquired brain injury.
This guide has been developed by the Care Council for Wales in partnership with sector representatives to assist social care workers should they be faced with difficult situations. It provides practical examples of a range of positive and proactive approaches and ways of working, that support safe practice and can reduce the need for restrictive practices. It should be read alongside the Code of Professional Practice for Social Care which describes the standards of professional conduct and practice expected of those employed in the profession in Wales.
Please note that this resource is currently still in a draft Word format and the intention is for the final version of the resource to be web based. It is currently only available in English but the final version of the resource will be made available bilingually.
Social Care Workforce Development Partnership (SCWDP) workforce data collection 2014
Local Authorities, the Care Council, independent and private care providers have been working together again in 2014 to bring together a picture of the workforce working in commissioned social care services in Wales.
These services are ones which have a contract with local authorities to provide a range of social care services in their areas.
These commissioned services report to the local authority annually on several elements of their services, including workforce. Through this process the local authority knows about the nature of the workforce and can use the information to plan for the future.
This year has produced the most complete report yet and what we learned is available in the full report:
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.