Care Act training

CPD-accredited training, learning and workforce development for local authorities and their partners

The Care Act 2014 introduces new responsibilities for local authorities and people who use services. It also has major implications for safeguarding adults’ boards, care, health and housing providers, carers and advocates.

SCIE can develop, deliver and evaluate a training and learning programme tailored to your ADASS region, individual local authority health or care provider. Many of our clients combine our Care Act training with our consultancy services.

I am pleased to recommend SCIE’s resources to local authority colleagues looking to implement the Care Act and to improve outcomes with and for local people.

Ray James, former President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

Care Act training programmes

SCIE can provide a range of Care Act courses, such as those outlined below. Click on the title to view a sample of the course programme which can be adapted to suit your needs.

Care Act Overview

Key elements of the Care Act 2014.

Care Act principles and duties - overview

This one day course will give attendees a clear overview of the principles of the Care Act 2014 and an understanding of their duties under the Act.

Assessment and Eligibility

Understanding and implementing assessment and eligibility processes and the key elements to consider in using a strengths-based approach.

Behaviours and culture change

Making cultural and behavioural change to support strengths-based approaches.

Care Act and safeguarding adults

The new safeguarding responsibilities for local authorities and their partners under the Care Act 2014, the principles of ‘making safeguarding personal’, and the implications of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Co-production and the Care Act

What the Act says about co-producing services and systems with people who use services and carer, why it is important, where it is being done well, and how to do it.

Information and advice

What is information and advice and who can provide it?

Transition from childhood to adulthood

Implications of the Care Act on how to support young people in transition in your area.

Commissioning and market shaping

The principles of good commissioning outlined in the statutory guidance.

Personal budgets and direct payments

Implications of the Care Act for personal budgets, direct payments and Independent service funds.