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Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey County Council

Learning and Development Plan 2023 to 2024

How we do what we do

Our Workforce and how we support their professional roles

The Authority’s Learning and Development Team (L&D) supports training and development opportunities for both the corporate (Council) sector as well as the social care sector (including partnership groups). 

As part of this role, the team administers the Social Care Wales Development Partnership (SCWDP) Grant in order to provide training and development opportunities for the Authority’s social care workforce as well as the wider Social Care Partnership within Anglesey. 

Membership of the SCWDP Partnership consists of the local authority, independent and voluntary sector, social care providers (domiciliary and residential), and partners who collaborate to support the sector develop a workforce which is appropriately skilled and qualified to meet the requirements of Social Care Wales. Training is also offered to unpaid carers (relatives or friends caring for people at home) and personal assistants (direct payment sector). 

When planning development opportunities for the workforce, national, regional and local priorities are taken into account and every opportunity is taken to work in partnership with our neighbouring local authorities, NHS and other agencies in order to deliver on the  plan. Key supported priority areas are as noted within the Social Care Wales Annual Circular. 

The local plan as noted within our web pages consists of training requirements as identified by the various partnership groups. During the year it may be necessary to amend the plan as a result of changes to legislation, policies or service priorities, therefore from time to time we will be issuing new and additional information relating to courses other than those noted in this brochure. 

As a team, we are eager to hear from you about any additional training and development needs you may have or comments about the provision and would therefore welcome the opportunity to discuss these with you.  Contact details of team members are noted below. 

Miriam Williams 
Human Resources Training Manager

Training plan

Following the successful collection of training needs from adults, childrens, mental health services, provider unit, foster carers and our partnership organisations, the Learning and Development Team have produced the following  learning and development plan for 2023 to 2024. 

Flyers containing detailed information about the courses such as; dates, times, aims, objectives and location will be shared with the target audience once all arrangements have been agreed and put in place.  

Details and information about up and coming events and an application form are also available.

Training events

Contact details
Miriam Williams Human Resource Training Manager  01248 752512
Maria Jones Practice Learning Co-ordinator 01248 752935
Laura Jones Training Officer 01248 752505
Teressa Backhouse Assistant Training Officer 01248 751939
Helen Hughes  HR Business Support Officer (Training) 01248 752986

  • The All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness - Half day
    Transport Staff, Cleaners and Domestic Care Staff, Admin Staff, Customer Care and Duty Officers. Any staff not providing direct care
  • The All Wales General Safeguarding Awareness Training - Full day
    Foster carers, Community Services Staff, Nursery and Crèche Workers, Support Workers, Residential, Domiciliary and Nursing Care Staff, Housing Support and Homelessness, Supported Living Wardens, Volunteers and Direct Payment Workers, Social Workers and Support workers
  • Safeguarding for Professionals/Managers
    Residential / Domiciliary / Day Care Supervisors and Managers, Community Support Services Supervisors, Care Assessors and Social Workers
  • Child Protection
  • Wales Safeguarding Procedures – Adult at Risk
  • Wales Safeguarding Procedures – Child at Risk
  • Human Trafficking
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • 7 Minute Brefiengs – North Wales Safeguarding Board
  • ATAL
  • ASK and ACT
  • Adverse childhood experience (ACE’s)
  • County lines
  • Coercive control
  • Modern slavery
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Food hygiene
  • Fire safety
  • Fire marshall
  • Health and safety
  • Passport A-F
  • Passport refresher
  • First aid
  • First aid refresher
  • Paediatric first aid
  • Medication
  • Risk assessment
  • Personal safety
  • Infection control
  • Personal protective equipment guidance
  • Recording and reporting
  • Positive behaviour support
  • Respect
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Basic counselling
  • Life story work
  • Children in care
  • Drugs and alcohol awareness
  • UASC – age assessment judicial reviews -rights and entitlements
  • Working with perpetrators of domestic abuse
  • Aims – harmful sexualised behaviour
  • Joint investigation training (JIT)
  • Achieving best evidence (ABE)
  • Impact assessments
  • Self neglect and protocols
  • Introduction to autism and Asperger’s
  • Additional learning needs (ALN Wales)
  • Supervisions
  • Recording
  • Understanding behaviour
  • Safer care and managing allegations
  • Safeguarding – foster carers
  • Supporting education and development
  • Working with birth families
  • Life journey work
  • Moving children onto adoption
  • Attachment and resilience
  • Taking care of yourself and each other
  • Stop it now
  • Promoting independence
  • When I’m ready
  • P(L)ACE
  • Mental health for staff
  • Mental health for managers
  • Anxiety awareness
  • Mindfulness
  • Physical health and wellbeing
  • Health and wellbeing resources – Learning Pool
  • Sensory loss
  • Stroke awareness
  • End of life care
  • Diabetes awareness
  • Infection control
  • Passport A-F – manual handling
  • Passport A-F refresher
  • Falls prevention
  • Parkinson’s
  • Stoma care
  • Catheter care
  • Personal care
  • Tissue viability
  • Medication
  • Epilepsy awareness
  • Value and dignity
  • Introduction to autism and asperger’s
  • Paediatric first aid
  • Oral care
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Recording and reporting
  • Managing stress and positive mental health for staff
  • AWIF support programme – workbooks 1,3,5,6 and 7
  • Dementia awareness training
  • Jewels in dementia
  • Understanding challenging behaviour in dementia care
  • Understanding distressed reaction and de-escalation in dementia care
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Level 2 Health and Social Care Core
  • Level 2 Health and Social Care Practice
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care Practice
  • Level 3 Children and Young People Practice
  • Level 4 Professional Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care
  • Level 5 Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care Practice
  • Level 2 Dementia Award
  • Level 3 Dementia Award

Please note access to the above qualifications are limited, all requests will be reviewed and approved in line with the needs of the service. Please speak to your line manager in the first instance.

  • Social Services Practitioner Award (K102 / KZW113)
  • The Consolidation Programme for Newly Qualified Social Workers
  • Pre-Approved Mental Health Professional (Pre-AMHP)
  • Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)
  • Team Manager Development (TMDP)
  • Middle Manager Development (MMDP)
  • Practice Educator Award
  • Best Interest Assessor

Please note access to the above qualifications are limited, all requests will be reviewed and approved in line with the needs of the service. Please speak to your line manager in the first instance.

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