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Merthyr tydfil social care workforce development partnership

The purpose of merthyr's SCWDP is to promote the Welsh Government ethos of "One Sector, One Workforce." To help us do this, we receive a grant from the Assembly each year as a contribution towards the cost of meeting our broad aims and objectives.

Aim of the Partnership

The aim of the partnership is to establish an ethos of 'one sector, one workforce' and to work in partnership to offer a co-ordinated approach to workforce development opportunities for social care staff across Merthyr Tydfil


The focus of the work of the partnership will be as FOLLOWS:

  • to provide a steering & leadership role on behalf of the wider partnership by providing the strategic direction for social care workforce development in Merthyr based on existing & future local strategies & plans
  • to develop a 5 year Learning and Development Strategy setting out key priorities and improvement areas
  • to provide workforce data on an annual basis to Welsh Government and sponsored bodies e.g. Care Council for Wales (CCW)
  • to drive up the qualification profile of the Social Care Sector in Merthyr Tydfil against identified national targets
  • to meet the training and development needs of the Social Care Sector in Merthyr based on identified need
  • to facilitate the qualification and post qualifying training for Social Workers based on targets set by the CCW
  • to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the partnership and its activities, in relation to progress made against the learning and development strategy and value for money
  • to respond to local, regional and national initiatives and consultations with relevance to workforce development


Membership of the Merthyr Tydfil SCWD Partnership is open to representatives of any organisation currently involved in the provision of, or training, learning & development for social care services or allied activities in the County.


As a minimum, the partnership will strive to achieve membership including the following:

     Community Services of the Local Authority

     Voluntary sector organisations

     Private sector organisations

     Cwm Taf Local Health Board

     Further Education College

     Service User and Carer Task Group


and achieve representation of the following:

     Local Safeguarding Children's Board

     Area Adult Protection Committee

     Health and Well Being Strategy Group

     Children and Young Peoples Partnership

     Community Safety Partnership

     Merthyr Learns Partnership


For full details of the partnerships terms of reference please see documents and publications or follow this link SCWDP documents

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