Supporting people who need care and support to have meaningful and safe relationships

Everyone has the right to have personal relationships including people who access care and support who might have a physical or learning disability and Skills for Care in partnership with the Care Quality Commission, have updated its workforce guidance on supporting personal relationships.

Adult social care workers need to have the right values, skills and knowledge to support the people they work with to have positive personal relationships, and training is a vital part of this.

This guidance (opens new window) will help employers think about what workers need to know and understand about personal relationships, and how they can create a workforce development programme for their organisation