Learning & development
We're determined to increase learning and enhance skills across Essex, and that commitment extends to our own social care professionals.
Essex Social Care Academy
Our dedicated Social Care Academy is a virtual learning environment for all employees who work in People operations Based on the Social Work Reform Board's recommendations, it's part of a more coherent national framework for the continuous professional development of social care workers.
Qualified Frontline Practitioners Training
We offer a wide range of opportunities to support your learning and development. The course schedule reflects the Professional Capabilities Framework, while the programme is based around a blend of classroom-based, local professional development and e-learning.
We arrange lectures throughout the year for our teams. Our guest lecturers have included professionals such as Eileen Munroe.
Community Care Inform
Essex County Council subscribes to Community Care Inform so that all our qualified practitioners can have access to help and support in their role. Community Care Inform is an online resource that provides an effective way to keep up to date with the latest research, practice guidance, legislation and case law. It means that practitioners are able to learn through their case work, continually expand their knowledge base and make confident decision and assessments based on evidence quality.