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Training courses for childcare sector workers and carers

Courses available to those working in the childcare sector.

Courses are open to the following groups of people free of charge. For clarification, each course page has a section called 'who can attend'.

  • Multi-agency staff and commissioned providers
  • Internal staff and children's social workers
  • Mainstream foster carers (and a carer's extended support network if training has been identified as a need)
  • Family and friends/kinship carers (and a carer's extended support network if training has been identified as a need)
  • Carers who have a Special Guardianship Order
  • Adopters who have an allocated social worker
  • In-house child care residential workers who are registered with Social Care Wales
  • Staff registered on a QCF qualification relevant to their job role

If you are interested in any of the courses you will need to complete the online form to register your interest. Please note that by registering your interest it doesn't mean that you are guaranteed a place on the course. If you are allocated a place on the course you will be contacted via email 3 weeks before the course date to confirm.

Child development - level 1

This training develops a knowledge of what child development is, what the different aspects of child development are and developmental milestones of children.

Child protection / safeguarding awareness training - level 2

This full day's training course has been designed to offer practitioners, within their settings, an awareness of child protection and their safeguarding roles and responsibilities.

Hate crime training

This training will help participants to recognise what hate crime is and its impact together with barriers to reporting and the local perspective.

Promoting better outcomes for children (education) training

This course has been specifically developed for all foster carers and childcare residential workers. It will consider the key difficulties that may affect the education of children and young people in foster care and identify ways to encourage and support children and young people in care with their education.

Promoting better outcomes for children (health) training

This course has been designed for all foster carers and staff. It will develop understanding of the role of the carer in promoting the health and wellbeing of looked after children and identify ways in which these can be promoted.

Recording and reporting (carers)

This training course will look at the different types of records that foster carers must keep, consider what these recordings are used for and explore how a carers written contributions can support Looked After Children's outcomes.

Safer caring, risk management and allegations against carers

This course has been specifically developed for all foster carers and child care residential workers. The course will explore what safer caring means, how to limit and minimise the risk of allegations and the investigative process if a child makes an allegation against you.

Sex, relationships and growing up training

This course will explore and reflect on the laws in relation to sexual health and consider tools for discussing relationships and consent.

Substance misuse training

This course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge and understanding of the law relating to illegal substances, the effects of substances and how they are used and the risks associated with substance use.

The teenage brain (training)

This course is designed to equip you with knowledge and understanding of the stages of adolescence, changes with the teenage brain and the impact of ACE's on health and wellbeing.

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