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Training opportunities

London Borough of Newham's Quality & Workforce Development Team offer a range of learning opportunities for the social care sector.

Information on these is distributed to organisations through the Contracts mailing list on a regular basis.

If you would like information but are not receiving it please email us using this link:

Please stating which areas of learning you are interested in.

Courses generally remain free for organisations who have staff working predominantly with Newham residents.

However, if a course is accredited to a qualification there will normally be a fee. Details of costs for each course will be on the course flyer.

Mohammed Arfan has lead responsibility for supporting workforce development in local social care organisations, please contact Mohammed Arfan if you:

  • would like a specific training solely for your organisation
  • require help with completing a training needs analysis for your staff
  • have any specific queries in relation to workforce development

Useful information

There are 2 important sources of information that are extremely useful in relation to workforce development:

Skills for Care e-newsletter

This is a fortnightly newsletter from the national lead body for social work and social care workforce development.

The newsletter contains a range of useful information, contacts and networks. It also publicises national and local learning events.

If you would like to receive this newsletter please email Ali Rushbridge.

She can also provide you with details of local networks for registered managers and managers of non-registered services.

Care Knowledge

This is an excellent resource of social work and social care related information.

London Borough of Newham is able to sign your organisation for free. If you would like to receive this weekly ebulletin please email Moira Storrar at the email address given above.

Care knowledge - More information

The Care Certificate

London Borough of Newham and East London Foundation Trust offer regular programme training on the knowledge requirements for the Care Certificate. If you would like further information please email Mohammed Arfan on the email address given above.

Training on Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding adults - Role of the enquiry officer and completing effective enquiry

Managing Safeguarding Adults Meetings

Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

If you have any queries regarding training the London Borough of Newham offers please email us using this link: