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Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey County Council

Learning and Development Plan 2024 to 2025


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 which includes Partnership groups. 

As part of the role to support the Social Care Sector 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 & 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). Key supported priority areas are as noted within the Social Care Wales Annual Circular.  

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/comments about the provision and would therefore welcome the opportunity to discuss these with you.  Contact details can be viewed on page 3. 

How to contact us

Learning and Development Team 
Human Resources Unit  
Headquarters
Council Offices
Llangefni
LL77 7TW 

You can telephone 01248 750057 or email Careworkforce@ynysmon.gov.wales 

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 2024 to 2025. 

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
Elen Pritchard Human Resource Training Manager  01248 752512 ElenPritchard@ynysmon.llyw.cymru
Maria Jones Practice Learning Co-ordinator 01248 752935 Mariajones@ynysmon.llyw.cymru
Linette Gwilym Social Work Training Officer    LinetteGwilym@ynysmon.llyw.cymru
Laura Jones  Training Officer  01248 752505  LauraJones@ynysmon.llyw.cymru
Teressa Backhouse Assistant Training Officer 01248 751939  TeressaBackhouse2@ynysmon.llyw.cymru
Helen Hughes  HR Business Support Officer (Training) 01248 752986  Helenhughes@ynysmon.llyw.cymru

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 Training and Development plan for 2024/2025.

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 are also accessible to view.

If you would like to discuss any additional training needs that you or your organisation may have, please contact the team (contact details can be seen in the above table).

If there is a course that you would like to attend but does not appear on the current plan, please email us.

  •  Safeguarding - Group B
  • Safeguarding - Group C
  • Child Protection
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Prevent
  • Ask and Act
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)
  • County Lines
  • Coercive Control
  • Modern Slavery
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Food Hygiene
  • Fire Safety
  • Fire Marshall
  • Health and Safety
  • Moving and Handling, Passport A-F
  • First Aid
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Medication
  • Risk Assessment
  • Personal Safet
  • Infection Control
  • Lone Working
  • Recording and Reporting
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • RESPECT
  • Life Story Work
  • Children in Care 
  • Drugs and Alcohol Awareness

  • Working with Young People Seeking Asylum Alone
  • Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse
  • AIMS – Harmful Sexualised Behaviour
  • Section 47 Enquiry, Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

  • Achieving Best Evidence (ABE) 
  • Court Reports and Tribunals 
  • Court Skills
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Introduction to Autism and Asperger 
  • Supervision
  • Makaton
  • Epilepsy Awareness
  • Diabetes Awareness
  • Dealing with challenging situations
  • Attachment and Resilience
  • Child Development 
  • Collaborative Communication
  • Trauma and Loss
  • Theraplay
  • More than words 

* In addition to the equivalent of the courses specified under children and young people:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Dyslexia
  • Drugs and Alcohol Awareness
  • Hoarding
  • De-escalation Techniques
  • Suicide Awareness
  • Personal and Professional Boundaries
  • Continuing Health Care (CHC)
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Bereavement and Loss

* In addition to the relevant courses specified under Adults:

  •  Sensory Loss
  • Stroke Awareness
  • End of Life Care
  • Active Support
  • Falls Prevention
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Stoma and Catheter Care
  • Personal Care
  • Pressure Area Management
  • Value and Dignity
  • Oral Care
  • Recording
  • Safer Care and managing Allegations
  • Safeguarding – Foster Carers
  • Working with Birth Families (Contact)
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Child Development
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Living with Teenagers
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • More than WordsDementia *Contact for further information
  • Recording
  • Safer Care and managing Allegations
  • Safeguarding – Foster Carers
  • Working with Birth Families (Contact)
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Child Development
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Living with Teenagers
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • More than Words 
  • Mental Health for Staff
  • Mental Health for Managers
  • Anxiety Awareness
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Resilience
  • Mandatory Modules Support Sessions

  • Cyber Crime
  • Digital Capabilities in Social Care  

  • Internet Safety 
  • Cyber Security 

* The qualification you can undertake will be dependent on your Job role. Please speak to your line manager in the first instance.

  • Level 2 and 3 Health and Social Care
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care Children and Young People
  • 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

* Access to these 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.

  • Cert HE in Social Care Practice (K102 / KZW123)
  • The Consolidation Programme for Newly Qualified Social Workers
  • Pre-Approved Mental Health Professional (Pre-AMHP)
  • Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP)
  • Team Manager Development Programme (TMDP)
  • Middle Manager Development Programme (MMDP)
  • Practice Educator Award
  • Best Interest Assessor
If you need a more accessible version, please email digital@anglesey.gov.wales so that we can help you.

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