Social care: national practice, local solutions

How should social care services put into practice the Children and Families Act 2014 and its reforms for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities?

This training addresses the key questions faced by social care services and will support you to develop local solutions and shares examples of national practice. The workshop is based on guidance produced by CDC ‘The role of social care in implementing the Children and Families Act’ and can be fully tailored to the needs of your local area. This one-day, face-to-face training workshop generates solutions to the challenges faced by social care services when implementing the Children and Families Act 2014. The training is suitable for up to 30 people and supports local areas to consider examples of good practice in implementing the legislation. It also supports practitioners to think about how to embed a change of culture in their organisation.

Our training offer includes:

  • When does a social work assessment need to be done?
  • If a child or young person has multiple plans, how do they link together?
  • What do I need to know about young people turning 18?
  • How should Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act Section 2 be used in practice?
  • Understanding parent carer assessments.

The training can be adapted to the needs of your area.

Who is it for?

This training is primarily for practitioners who want to know how to put the reforms for children and young people with SEND into practice, including: Social workers Team leaders Frontline practitioners in both children and adult care services.


The cost of the training will depend on the size of your group, the length of the training and whether you want us to deliver on site or at our offices in London.

However, to give you a rough idea of how much this training would cost:

Our experienced CDC trainer can train a group of up to 25 professionals for a full day at your offices at a cost of £800 plus expenses.

For a more exact quote based on your specific needs please contact us on 020 7843 6000 or at