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Children's Social Care
Welcome, these pages contain information about the learning and development opportunities available to staff in children’s social care. This includes links to training courses, eLearning and key sources of information to support your work with children and families.
The Children's Workforce Development Team is here to work with you to make the most of the learning opportunities available. We commission activities in accordance with a business plan developed annually in response to the needs of the service.
Please take some time to see the range of opportunities on offer by browsing the pages below. Any comments or queries please get in touch, details below.
Professional Capabilities Framework
The Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) was developed by the Social Work Reform Board (SWRB). It serves as a backdrop to both initial social work education, and continuing professional development after qualification. If you are a social worker you need to familiarise yourself with the framework. For more information visit The College of Social Work
Health & Care Professions Council
Social workers in England joined the Health and Care Professions Council on Wednesday 1 August 2012. All registered social workers must renew their registrations with the HCPC, for more information visit HCPC.
The PCF describes the capabilities required of social workers at all stages of their career. The Standards of Proficiency, which are set by the HCPC, are what a social worker must know, understand and be able to do when they start practising for the first time. Find out more information on how the two have been developed >>