Our pledge to social workers

Social workers build relationships with and give support to people.  They equip them to live more successfully within their local communities by guiding them towards solutions for their problems.

Social work also involves engaging with families and friends as well as working closely with other organisations including the police, local authority departments, schools and the probation service.

Children social workers work with families to support them through difficult times. They ensure that vulnerable children are safeguarded from harm. It’s our duty to support our dedicated social workers.

We’ve listened to our Children’s Social Workers and now we’re determined to change things for the better.

As a region we’re committed to making Yorkshire and the Humber the most collaborative, supportive and rewarding place in which to enjoy a career as a children’s social worker. That’s why all 15 of our Local Authorities have come together as one team to support and create change.

By sharing a clear vision and best practice across the region, we will make it easier for social workers to make a difference in children’s lives.

To do this, we are making a Pledge to social workers to show what you can expect when you work as a children’s social worker in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Our pledge to Social WorkersOur pledge to our social workers is to give:

  • Greater support, less stress
  • More time with children
  • Tailored induction process
  • Support + opportunity = finding your passion
  • Better communication = safer children


Greater support, less stress

Every Children’s Social Worker will receive the highest level of support and supervision with clear leadership. Caseloads will be manageable and you’ll have clear guidance and direction.

More time with children

We’re committed to finding innovative ways to give you more time to spend with children and use your professional skills, limiting unnecessary bureaucracy.

Tailored induction process

As a newly qualified children’s social worker, you’ll have an on-going formal induction throughout your first year. This will be tailored to your needs.

Support + opportunity = finding your passion

You’ll be part of a highly committed and passionate team who support one another. You will be able to share and learn from knowledge across the Yorkshire and Humber region and have access to a wider choice of training opportunities.

Better communication = safer children

As a region you will benefit from:

  • More effective working partnerships and joined up thinking with local NHS Services, schools and police forces.
  • Working closely together to learn from one another and adopt best practices.