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Care Act: Principles and duties training course

This CPD-accredited course offers a clear overview of the principles and duties of the Care Act 2014. It is invaluable training for people working within organisations providing care and support.

Course content

The course gives an understanding of the Care Act 2014, its principles and duties.

Content includes:

  • an overview of the Care Act and its implications
  • an outline of the wellbeing principle and duty
  • general and specific duties under the Care Act
  • how to prevent, delay or reduce care needs with information and advice
  • a look at independent advocacy
  • safeguarding adults
  • assessments of needs, carers assessments and eligibility determination
  • an individual’s journey through the reform system.

Learning outcomes

Everyone who attends will develop a clearer understanding of the key content, principles and duties of the Care Act.

The course will:

  • give an understanding of the differences in process, criteria and approach it brings
  • explore the concept of wellbeing and its role in the care and support system
  • result in greater awareness of the Care Act duties around information and advice; preventing, delaying or reducing care needs; providing independent advocacy and assessment and eligibility determination.

Who should attend?

Social care and health staff working in local authorities, organisations providing care and support, voluntary organisations, housing and children’s services; members of the community; staff from other organisations providing care and support.


The length of the training is one full day, however SCIE trainers can deliver it over two half-days to suit your organisation’s needs.

CPD accreditation

CPD Standards Office accredited course ref no 60036/31.

CPD Standards Office Accredited Course

Book on an in-house course

This is a sample training course outline. It is based on approximately 16 delegates (for online delivery) and 20 delegates (for face-to-face delivery at your premises). The course can be adapted to your organisation’s CPD requirements.