The latest social work news, updates, and events including what’s happening in the world of children’s social work.

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.   What is SWE responsible for? Social Work England...

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 progression. To join us at the event simply fill in the short form below (It is as simple as 1-2-3): <a href="https://www.doncasterchildrenstr...

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 children, young people and families across Doncaster. Keeping things fresh the essential service day programme featured an eighties theme, which includ...

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 supportive reflective management stable leadership team which is visible...

Keyworkers nominated in Staff Excellence Awards

Two hundred and twenty four nominations have been received for Doncaster Children’s Services Trust social care staff and its partner organisations for the Trust’s 2020 Star Awards. The awards are particularly pertinent this year as they are for staff who are viewed as doing a great job by colleagues or partners. The majority of the Trust’s services have operated as normal throughout the year  with of course Covid-19 measures put in place to keep our staff and children and families t...

Children’s Trust brings social workers together at Social Work Conference

Embracing technology in the face of the Coronavirus, the 2020 Social Work Conference hosted by Doncaster Children’s Services Trust took place last week. Social worker conferences are not new at the Trust it’s recognised that our social workers want to hear from local and national practice specialists. Such opportunity is offered throughout the year. Since April we have been running ‘virtual learn on your lunch sessions’ but our annual social worker conference is something speci...

Sheffield Children in Care Roundup

National Care Leavers Week Sheffield celebrated Care Leavers’ week last month with some Halloween-themed fun. Staff created Halloween Kits to hand out to young people, which included some great pumpkin recipes as well as other goodies. In total, 91 of these kits were delivered to young people. This also tied into a pumpkin carving contest with fab prizes judged by Paul Dempsey, which was a big hit with young people:...

Social Worker of the Year

This year more than ever, we are particularly proud to sponsor this fabulous Social Worker of the Year ‘Thank You Social Workers’ event. We recognise the value and vital role that our children’s social workers have in protecting and improving the lives of children and their families. Congratulations to every one of you being recognised for your contribution and achievements and to social workers across the country, you all deserve recognition for the hard work you do with children an...