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Care Act - Introduction and Overview

Sanctuary Training

Care Act - Introduction and Overview



This course provides an introduction to, and an overview of, part one of the Care Act 2014 and its statutory guidance. The course is designed to help those involved in care and support services to understand and implement the Act.


This course is intended for:

  • Adult social care as well as wider elements of local authorities such as children’s services, housing and public health
  • Health and other local authority partner organisations such as learning and education providers
  • Social care provider and support organisations in all sectors
  • Those involved in the governance of these organisations and people who work, care, support and volunteer in them
  • Professionals and practitioners


This course forms part of the suite of e-learning courses that have been developed to support the implementation of part one of the Care Act 2014. It is based upon the Skills for Care training materials.

You will automatically get a course certificate on course completion – with your name, the CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.

The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and refresher guides.


Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • The reasons why the Act has been introduced
  • Key changes introduced by the Act
  • Legislation, regulations and statutory guidance
  • The basic framework of the Act and what it delivers
  • The wellbeing principle
  • Local authorities’ duties and responsibilities
  • The assessment, eligibility, and care and support planning processes
  • What the Act means for people who need care and support

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