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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 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.

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.

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