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

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 offer at the Trust, through a mini-meditation session set to focus on self-compassion. This is just one of the many brilliant feature of support that...

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 many agency colleagues choosing to return to permanent roles. Whether you’re already working for an agency, or just weighing up your options, it’s well wor...

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...