Independent Review of Children’s Social Care: Have your say

The forthcoming Independent Review of Children’s Social Care will be a landmark development for the sector in England, with the potential to shape social work policy and practice from the national level down to day-to-day work. As part of this, the team behind the review have published the Case for Change, which lists the biggest […]

Support your wellbeing with Doncaster Children’s Services Trust

This August, Doncaster Children’s Services Trust will be hosting a recruitment event like no other as they continue their series of open events to give social workers a taste of what it is like working for the borough. Participants joining the online event will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the level of support on […]

Social Worker of the Year Awards: Shortlist announced

The Social Worker of the Year Awards are back, and CSWM are really proud to be sponsoring the Children’s Social Worker of the Year category this year! It’s important for social work as a profession to reflect on practice and what can be improved, but it’s just as important to recognise where social workers have […]

Agency or permanent social work: What’s the difference?

Working on a temporary basis for a social work agency can seem like an attractive option, with the potential for variety, flexibility, and in some cases better hourly pay. While this way of working will always suit some practitioners, recent improvements in how local authority teams across Yorkshire & the Humber do things have seen […]

STARS shine bright at Children’s Trust recognition awards

Individuals and teams at Doncaster Children’s Services Trust and partner organisations have been awarded for making differences to the lives of people with children, young people at an awards ceremony this March. The Trust’s Star Awards, now in their sixth year, are held to celebrate those staff and partners who have gone the extra mile […]

Social Work Week 2021: Understanding Your Regulator

One of the four key themes of Social Work Week this year is “Understanding your regulator”. As Social Work England has been the specialist regulator for social work in England for just over a year now, this theme is all about reflecting on this first year and understanding the aims and purpose of the regulator.   […]

Try before you apply with Doncaster Children’s Services Trust!

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust have an incredible chance for you to join their virtual recruitment event on Tuesday, 2 March at 7pm to 8pm. The event will be a chance to learn more about children’s services in the borough, speak to current social care colleagues and managers and find out more about opportunities for career […]

Step Up to Social Work: Applications opening soon

Applications for the latest cohort of Step Up to Social Work will open on the DfE website on the 15th February. The latest round of candidates for the 14-month fast-track programme will attend an online assessment centre, instead of the in-person event which took place for previous cohorts. A total of 89 places are available in […]

Doncaster Children’s Trust Key Workers inspire engagement at virtual event

Key workers at Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, have hailed success at finding the way forward in engaging colleagues through a virtual world due to the pandemic limitations. Over 70 key workers tuned in for the online service day with a twist, in recognition of vital performance training which enables the good practice and safety for […]

Wakefield Council’s Improvement Journey

Distance Travelled 2018 -2020 Our Social Workers, managers and broader workforce who have been with Wakefield Council throughout the improvement journey all say they can see the distance travelled and now see Wakefield as: a place to make a real difference impact of their work on children’s outcomes a great place to practice social work […]