Knowledge of The Care Act forms part of the Care Certificate, the national standards which make new members of staff ready to practice.
Workforce planning and workforce commissioning are key elements in the implementation of the Care Act.
Local authorities can use their Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) return to better understand the profile of their workforce through our workforce intelligence reports and publications.
Workforce capacity planning helps you to work out if you have the right mix and numbers of workers with the right skills and knowledge to implement care and support reform. The principles of workforce capacity planning are applicable across all services undergoing change.
In 2014 we developed learning materials to help you meet the requirements of the Act. This resource has not been updated since 2016. It may not reflect current policy but still provides valuable practice guidance.
These resources have been archived but you can still request a copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For those who employ and commission social workers in adult services we’ve developed the effective deployment online tool.