Careers in children’s social work

Information about being a children’s social worker.

Working together

Children matter. It’s a simple statement, but one that every children’s social worker in Yorkshire and the Humber region wholeheartedly believes. It’s what unites us and it’s why as the UK’s biggest region outside of London, we’ve come together in a unique way.

All of our 15 local authorities are working together as one big team – listening to all of the challenges highlighted in the Professor David Thorpe Safeguarding Research and the areas identified for improvement by our own individual teams.

By sharing a clear vision and best practice across the region, we’re making it easier for social workers to make a difference in children’s lives. To do this, we’ve made a Pledge to show what you can expect when you work as a children’s social worker in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Interested in a career in social work? Already a practitioner?

The Children Social Work Matters website encourages children’s services practitioners to register to keep up-to-date with changes in the world of social work. There is also a secure space to share tools, access training and draw on the specialisms of other staff across the region’s 15 councils. By joining forces, we aim to share knowledge and experience and continue to offer high standards of support to children, young people and families.

If you are interested in a career in social work, the website offers information about university courses and careers in social work, access to case studies and short videos of current practitioners. You can take part in the quiz, contact a champion, search for jobs, access the blog and much more.


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