social care industry

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 […]

Dear newly qualified social worker…

Are you a newly qualified social worker? Congratulations! Here’s a few things to bare in mind before you start your first gig… 1.Ask questions  Not sure about something? Ask! Whether it’s an instruction you’re being given, information you receive about a case or something you don’t agree with, be inquisitive and make decisions based on […]

Unlocking the benefits of agency work

Are you a social worker looking for a game-changing career move? If you haven’t considered joining an agency, you might be missing out on some incredible benefits that can revolutionise your professional journey and work-life balance. In this blog, we delve into the many advantages of embracing agency work in the field of social work […]

How to make the most of a recruitment agency

Looking to work with a social-sector-focused recruitment agency to help streamline your hiring process and resolve staffing shortages quickly and effectively? Before you start your research, here’s a brief guide on how to make the most of a recruitment agency! 1.Be clear about what you want  Just like you wouldn’t go to an estate agent […]

The number of vacant social work positions is rising

Did you know that 20% of children’s social work positions and 11.6% of adults’ social work were vacant in 2022? The impact of these vacancies is far-reaching, affecting both the vulnerable individuals who rely on social work support and the overloaded caseloads of existing professionals. As local authorities grapple with the challenge of attracting and […]

Record-keeping in children’s social care: everything you need to know

In this blog, we look in detail at the practice of record-keeping in children’s social care. Carry on reading to find out more about why it’s important and the mental health benefits for care-leavers.  What is record keeping? Record-keeping in children’s care involves keeping important information and documents about a child to ensure their well-being […]

Social Work Week 2023: everything you need to know

Thinking of attending Social Work Week 2023? Here’s everything you need to know… What is Social Work Week?  Social Work Week is an annual event which aims to spark conversation around social care and bring like-minded people together who can share ideas and promote positive change.  This year, the online programme will take place between […]