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Social Services Workforce

The staff that deliver social care are at the heart of the transformation of the sector.

Their professional development is vital in making services in Wales sustainable.


Social workers and key social care workers are regulated by the Care Council for Wales (CCW).

This Welsh Government sponsored body sets high professional standards for the workforce within practice and training.

An annual remit letter sets out the work of the Care Council and its role within the Welsh Government’s agenda for social services.

For more information visit the CCW website  (external link)


The Social Care Workforce Development Programme (SCWDP) Grant is provided to local authorities to support social care workers to further develop skills and knowledge.

For 2015/16, we provided a SCWDP grant of £8.4m.


Do you know someone working in social care who is outstanding in their field?

If there is a person who goes the extra mile to help people, and makes a substantial contribution to individuals or the community, you can nominate them for an Honour from the Queen at the UK Government website (external link)