This framework has been designed to provide the social care sector with higher level skilled managers it requires to achieve the high quality modern social care envisaged in the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014, through succession planning for workers within the sector. It offers this progression to experienced staff to obtain the required professional qualifications for management and leadership in social care. In Wales, managers of residential care homes for children or adults and domiciliary care managers are required to register with Care Council for Wales (Social Care Wales from 2017). This is a qualification based register and this framework provides the qualifications required to achieve this regulated status. It offers progression from the Advanced Practitioner Framework.
There are 4 pathways: