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

The Care Council is working with a range of partners to develop a national learning and development plan to support the implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, which comes into force in April 2016. The aim of this Welsh Government-funded initiative is to ensure the workforce has the support and knowledge it needs 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 Hub is your one-stop-shop for all the information, learning materials and training in relation to the Act. Among the resources you can find on the Hub is an Information and Awareness pack that’s designed to raise awareness about the Act among social care and health professionals.

Over the coming months, more and more training materials will be added to the Hub, including resources aimed at helping practitioners to incorporate the principles of the Act in their day-to-day work. There will also be four core training modules based on the following parts of the Act: Introduction and General Functions, which will cover information and advice, as well as prevention; Assessing and Meeting the Needs of Individuals; Looked After and Accommodated Children; and Safeguarding.

> 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