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Association for Care Training & Assesment Networks

ACTAN strives to promote and develop good practice with regard to the training delivery and assessment of health and social care staff, and those who support children and young people.

Autism Europe

Autism-Europe aisbl is an international association whose main objective is to advance the rights of persons with autism and their families and to help them improve their quality of life. Autism-Europe ensures effective liaison among more than 80 member associations of parents of persons with autism in 30 European countries, including 20 Member States of the European Union, governments and European and international institutions. Autism-Europe plays a key role in raising public awareness, and in influencing the European decision-makers on all issues relating to autism, including the promotion of the rights of people with autism and other disabilities involving complex dependency needs. To maximise our impact on EU policies, Autism-Europe works in strategic coalitions with organisations that share the same concerns and goals. These include the European Disability Forum (EDF), the Platform of European Social NGOs and the European Coalition for Community Living (ECCL). Autism Europe is a founder member of these organisations and currently holds the vice presidency of EDF.

Bangor University

MA in advanced social work


We run over 800 UK projects that transform the lives of more than 190,000 children and young people every year. Our work includes: fostering and adoption services and support helping children break free from sexual exploitation supporting young carers helping children living in poverty.

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Health, Wellbeing and Social Care


Black Mental Health UK (BMH UK) was established in 2006 to raise awareness and address the stigma associated with mental illness. The aim of our work is to see a reduction in the inequalities in the treatment and care of people from African Caribbean communities who use mental health services, and to inform these communities on how to influence the strategic development, policy design and implementation of services. BMH UK's focus is on empowering African Caribbean communities to improve the Black service user experience and reduce the over representation of Black people at the coercive end of psychiatric care.

Brain Injury Social Work Group

The Brain Injury Social Work Group (BISWG) is a group for social work professionals and affiliates aiming to raise the standards of social work practice and other relevant specialist services in supporting people with a brain injury, their families and carers.

British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

The British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN) is a registered charity which aims to prevent physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect of children by promoting the physical, emotional, and social well-being of children. We aim to promote the rights of children as citizens, through multi-disciplinary collaboration, education, campaigning and other appropriate activities, within our powers and resources.

British Institute of Human Rights

Our mission is to bring human rights to life by producing and shaping human rights tools, public policy and practices that empower people to improve their own lives and the lives of others.


CACHE designs courses and qualifications in the care and education of children and young people. We are the UK's only specialist Awarding Organisation to do this. Our courses range from entry level to advanced qualifications for sector professionals. You can take them in schools, colleges and training centres throughout the UK.

Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW)

Our role is to make assessments and professional judgments about social care, early years and social services, thereby encouraging improvements by service providers.

Care Council for Wales

The Care Council for Wales is the social care workforce regulator in Wales and we're responsible for promoting and securing high standards across the social services and social care workforce.

Care Leavers Association

The CLA works with all care leavers over the age of 16. We are guided by the views of our membership and thus have a wide range of areas of interest and activity. However, our work can be grouped into five main areas: User Led Support - A Network Project, group support, social networking site and virtual mechanisms to help people connect. Projects - Areas of work with specific outcomes ‘‘ young people, access to records, speaking out media. Training and Assessment - We work with a wide range of organisations to improve service delivery to care leavers through training and quality assessment. Advice, information and signposting - Focus on informing care leavers about their rights through signposting to additional support services and developing our guides and fact sheets while providing some individual casework. Research, Policy and Campaigns - We conduct, collate and promote research about care leavers and produce policy guides to raise awareness of care leaver issues. We campaign on issues to change the care system and improve the quality of life of adult care leavers.

Careers Wales - Social Care & Health

Career Choices Dewis Gyrfa Ltd (CCDG) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Welsh Government which was formed on 1 April 2013. Trading as Gyrfa Cymru Careers Wales, we provide the all age, independent and impartial careers information, advice and guidance service for Wales.

Carer's Trust

Our vision Our Vision: A world where the role and contribution of unpaid carers is recognised and they have access to the quality support and services they need to live their own lives

Carers Trust Professionals Website

Welcome to Carers Trust Professionals website, which we have built specifically so that anyone working professionally with carers has access to the best information available on the internet. Our aim is to provide you with access to knowledge sourced from our nationwide network of carers centres and schemes that will help you provide the best quality of support to the carers that you work with.

Carers UK

Carers UK is a charity set up to help the millions of people who care for family or friends.

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