The Academy

The Academy was launched in April 2014  to attract, recruit, develop and retain social care staff with a strong focus on training linked to continuous professional development for all existing social care staff and  managers.

The Academy is virtual and made up of The Adults Faculty and the Student Faculty. These are closely aligned to the Teaching Partnership with Medway Council, Kent County Council, University of Kent and Christchurch University.

Our ethos

In Adults’ Services we are committed to the professional standards of each professional group and the Councils priority of adults maintaining their independence and maintaining healthy lives,

We keep adults and families at the centre of what we do and focus on achieving improved outcomes for them through our interventions.

Professional support

Through training, supervision, coaching, team and service meetings we will facilitate your development.

We offer:

  • Practice Educating to support the learning culture
  • Leadership and management programmes via an apprenticeship
  • a Personal Development Plan which is specific to your needs
  • a range of Post-qualifying qualifications including Practice Educator, Best Interest Assessor and Approved Mental Health Professional


You will receive a comprehensive induction programme which will be tailored by your manager to ensure that you are successfully inducted in your new role, and understand the Medway approach to working with adults and families.