Our new campaign aims to reveal more of what Children’s Social Work is really like and the difference our social workers make in the lives of thousands of vulnerable children and families, is being launched by Children’s Social Work Matters in Yorkshire and the Humber.
The ‘Improving Lives‘ campaign is fronted by some of our social workers who talk openly and honestly about themselves and their job so that people can see the value of social work and the positive outcomes it delivers for children and families.
The campaign is giving social workers a voice so they can tell their story, to show what their job entails, and highlight their passion and dedication towards protecting children and supporting families.
Misconceptions about the profession make it a challenge to recruit more people in to this demanding yet extremely rewarding career. It also adds a barrier for social workers when first working with families who fear they are there to take their children away.
We also hope that by having a better picture and understanding of the social work working environment today, and of the changes that have been put in place in recent years to better develop and support social work professionals, more qualified social workers can be encouraged back or into children’s social work in the region.
Our aim is to improve public understanding and correct the many misconceptions about social work and the profession today. Social workers really are the fourth emergency services for many vulnerable children and families and deserve that recognition.
Find out more about the campaign and Read or watch our social worker stories here.