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Social Work Best Practice

This section provides a range of training for qualified social workers. Only people with a social work professional qualification can practise in Wales and throughout the UK.

Social workers promote wellbeing and improve outcomes for people, focusing on what matters to people who need care and support. Post-qualifying training courses are also available for qualified social workers under the Qualifications section on this website.

Please be aware of your responsibility to undertake CPD as part of maintaining your Social Care Wales registration (90 hours over 3 years).

Court Skills / Best Evidence / PLO Process

Qualified Social Workers in Children Services.

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Critical Reflection in Practice

This is the First in a Series of Three Developmental Workshops for Newly Qualified Social Workers in their First Year of Practice. It is important to note that these workshops also prepare newly qualified social workers for work to be completed in the Consolidation Programme for second year of practice.

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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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Life Journey Work

Social Work Professionals

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Loss and Bereavement

Social Workers in Children Services

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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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Mentoring Social Workers in their First Year in Practice

Qualified Social Workers with a minimum of 3 years post qualifying experience, Senior Social Work Practitioners, Professional Leads and Team Managers (Social Work Qualified) who wish to become Mentors for newly qualified social workers during their first year in practice.

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Outcome Focused Practice

Mandatory training for social work staff based in CTLDs.

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Professional Boundaries

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

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Welfare Benefits for Children and Young People with a Disability

Social work staff based in the 0-25 Disability Team.

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