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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.

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).

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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Professional Boundaries

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

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