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New online resource to improve the knowledge of residential child care workers

08 April 2019
Social Care Wales

We have launched an online resource to support the practice of residential child care workers that gives them access to essential information, case studies, data and research.

A partnership with frontline workers, managers and academics has helped shape the 'Residential child care worker resource' at every stage of its development.

The resource brings together:

  • information about supporting the health and well-being of children who’ve experienced trauma
  • information about professional boundaries with real-life examples
  • advice about how professionals can support care experienced young people to develop essential life skills
  • useful links that signpost practitioners to more information.

This is part of a suite of information resources to support social care in Wales.

Sue Evans, our Chief Executive, said:

“Residential child care workers do a hugely important job supporting some of the most vulnerable children and young people in society. This resource is part of a wider piece of engagement work we’re doing to help understand how we can best support this group of professionals.

“The Residential child care worker resource will be a place to access authoritative information and good practice across a range of subject areas that these workers will encounter every day.”

Visit the Residential child care worker resource to see for yourself.

Help us develop the resource to meet your needs by giving us your feedback in our quick four-question survey.