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Learning, development and support services

Learning, development and support services for children, young people and those who care for them.

The LDSS family of work includes:

The "LDSS family of work" is child or young person centered. Staff work together to identify needs early, deliver coordinated packages of support, and help to secure better outcomes for children, young people and their families.

The LDSS family is part of our national responsibility for developing minimum standards of practice, national training and support. We work in partnership with lead organisations and workers to do this.

For more information about the Level 3 diploma for Children and Young People, please see the Level 3 diploma qualification section of the website.

Page updated: 18 January 2012

Making a difference

We have a brochure about the learning, development and suppport services.

Download a copy here

Case study : Patricia Ray

Patricia describes her job as a Connexions personal adviser as "occasionally challenging but rewarding beyond belief".

Read Patricia's story

Case study : Guy Halley

Guy is a senior education welfare officer. "There are just so many different elements to it and no two days are ever the same, which appeals to me".

Read Guy's story

Case study : Sue Gabi

Sue is an education welfare officer. "Somebody once commented to me ‘You're so passionate about your job' - and I am!"

Read Sue's story

Case study : Tricia Docherty

Tricia is a learning mentor. "It really is an extremely varied role, one you can really get your teeth into. I love doing it!"

Read Tricia's story

Case study : Tom Lynn

Tom is a Connexions personal adviser. "It sounds like a cliché but no two days are ever the same. That's one of the things I enjoy most about it."

Read Tom's story

Case study : Kahlia Laws

Kahila is a learning mentor. "When you do make a breakthrough, no matter how small, it really is extremely satisfying."

Read Kahila's story

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Recent news

Fully funded Early Years Professional Status places still available 06 January
Applications to the January 2012 Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) programme will remain open until January 17.
Munro training dates announced 20 October
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New editable foster care workbook and guidance online now 20 October
CWDC's new editable foster care workbook and guidance can be downloaded now from our website.
Help shape the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment 17 October
The social work sector is being asked to comment on proposals outlining an Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).

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