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Alert Level 4: Lockdown from midnight 19th December

All of Wales is at alert level 4, the national message is to stay at home and only venture out if it is essential, for example to access health care, for shopping, to exercise outdoors, to support someone who is vulnerable, or for work purposes.

You must now work from home. If your role doesn’t allow you to work from home, or it is deemed essential that you attend your place of work, the social distancing regulations remain unchanged – it is vitally important that you follow these regulations.

For the latest information on Coronavirus, please visit our Coronavirus guidance page.

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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Suicide Interventions

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

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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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