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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To ensure that we can support service areas placed under additional demand at this time, we have taken the decision to postpone all learning events that require staff attendance with immediate effect. This position will continue to be monitored based on the advice received from Government.

All our resources are now focused on supporting colleagues with any essential operational skills for critical services.

We will continue to communicate arrangements via our pages, and we encourage colleagues to take advantage of e-learning as part of any revised working arrangements they may be required to do. The application system for learning and development is temporarily unavailable for all new applications until further notice. 

Visit our Coronavirus guidance page to keep up to date with the latest information and advice for staff. For the latest guidance and updates to services for residents, please visit the Newsroom. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Mental Health

The Mental Health Section is important and relevant to all sectors of the social work/social care workforce. There are events suitable for all staff in the field. The programme is designed to link with the Mental Health Act (1983), Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act (2014). Courses range from Mental Health Awareness, through to more specialised topics such as Personality Disorders as well as training targeted at specific staff such as the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Programme and AMHP Refresher Training.

Assessing Capacity under the Mental Capacity Act

Social workers and social care staff based within CTLDs, Transition Team, CRTs and CMHTs. Managers and deputies employed in both local authority and independent provider services.

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Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Substance Misuse

Social work staff based in the Substance Misuse Team, spare places will be offered to staff in CMHTs, CTLDs and Transition Team

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Autism Awareness

Health and social care practitioners - This course has been developed to support professionals working with individuals (children and adults) with an autistic spectrum disorder. Based on the identified needs of professionals in Wales, and recommendations from the National Institute of Care and Excellence (NICE), this learning tool provides a useful introduction, and should be used as a precursor to more in depth training.

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DoLS/LPS Briefing Session for Managing Authorities

Registered Care Home Managers and Deputies

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Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act (Including DoLS)

Team Managers, Social Workers and Social Work Assistants. Registered Care Home Managers and Deputies from both the local authority and the independent sector. Priority will be given to members of staff who have not previously attended this training.

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Mental Capacity Act - Best Interests

Team Managers, Social Workers and Social Work Assistants. Registered Care Home Managers from both the local authority and the independent sector. It is essential that all applicants have attended prior relevant training in relation to the Mental Capacity Act.

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Mental Capacity Act (Including DoLS) Legal Update

Team Managers and non BIA social work staff from teams offering services to adults. Managers and deputies from both local authority and independent residential, day and domiciliary care providers. It is expected that all participants will have previously attended training on the MCA and DoLS.

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Mental Health Awareness

Those with limited/no knowledge/experience of working with Mental Health issues who are seeking to develop their awareness.

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Policing and Crime Act 2017

Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)

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Professional Boundaries

Mandatory training for all Qualified Social Workers across Adult and Children Services.

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Self harm Awareness

Practitioners working with young people. Those working within preventative roles/services. Foster carers.

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Supporting Children/Young People's Mental Health

Practitioners working with families and young people. Those working within preventative roles/services.

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Understanding and Implementing the Liberty Protection Safeguards

Social work staff who aren’t DoLS Best Interest Assessors, based in CRTs, CTLDs, CMHTs, Substance Misuse Team and Transition Team

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Suicide Interventions

Staff working with anyone who may be at risk of suicide.

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