Children’s Social Care

How to set boundaries in social work

From complex caseloads, to battling staffing shortages and dealing with compassion fatigue, being a social worker can be overwhelming and emotionally taxing at times. However, setting healthy boundaries with clients and colleagues can really help mitigate the likelihood of burnout and general stress. Below, our industry experts share top tips on how to protect your […]

Social Personnel announces partnership with Nib Shared Vision for permanent social work!

Nib Shared Vision, in partnership with Social Personnel, has introduced a pioneering three-year initiative aimed at transforming social work support. The program, in collaboration with Doncaster Council Children’s Services, seeks to enhance the recruitment of permanent social work professionals both in the UK and internationally. The Typology Model provides tailored, interactive support to newly qualified […]

Social Pulse: Insights from the Frontline with Laura

Today, Social Personnel hears from Laura, a children’s social worker whose experiences will resonate with those in similar frontline roles.  Laura’s days are filled with varied challenges, each case presenting its unique complexities. Despite the chaos, she finds immense fulfilment in making a positive impact on people’s lives. This blog explores her strategies for building […]

Councils prompted to join project in move to reduce social worker workload

Local authorities are encouraged to participate in an initiative aimed at alleviating the workload of social workers within children’s services departments.    Fifteen authorities will examine and evaluate strategies and tools to address unnecessary challenges for practitioners, ultimately allowing them to dedicate more time to children and families.   The review testing and implementation network […]

Social Personnel: 2023 highlights

 It’s been another fabulous year for Social Personnel, and of course, we owe it all to our dedicated recruiters, committed clients and talented social workers. Our success wouldn’t be possible without your hard work – we appreciate you! In this blog, we take a closer look at some of the highlights from 2023.  Company highlights […]

Care population on the rise for 15th year running

Research from the Department of Education (DoE) reveals that the number of people receiving care in England has increased for the 15th consecutive year. This growth is primarily down to the increase in unaccompanied asylum-seeking children coming to the UK, the data shows.  From 31 March 2023, there were 83,840 children in care, marking a […]

Last-minute CPD ideas

That’s right, it’s that time of year again…and no we’re not referring to Mariah Carey defrosting, we mean it’s time to renew your SWE registration! But first, you need to make sure you’ve got enough CPD under your belt. In this blog, we explore some CPD ideas for those social workers who have left it […]

Pay dispute continues amidst local strikes and walk outs from local government

UNISON, GMB and Unite held talks in September to discuss the local government pay dispute for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  The pay offer currently stands at £1,925 for those earning up to £49,950, while higher-paid social workers could be given a 3.88% increase.  While the three unions all agree that the national offer should […]