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Careers advice for aspiring children’s social workers

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Back in November I wrote this piece on the Children’s Social Work Matters campaign, a joint recruitment initiative between the 15 local authorities in Yorkshire and Humber. According to the campaign organisers, over 200 CVs have been submitted since the start of the campaign, 27,000 people have visited their website to find out more about children’s social work as a career and over 100 job-related questions have been submitted to the campaign’s social work “champions”, who were drawn from teams across the county.


I asked the organisers what questions had been submitted. They came back with the following broad themes; I have linked wherever possible to relevant ComCare content


Let me know in the comments section below if you’d like to find out more or if you have any other questions about children’s social work as a career. 


About Kirsty McGregor

Kirsty McGregor is Community Care's workforce editor. She reports daily on social workers' pay and conditions, education, training, career progression, registration and fitness to practise. This includes issues affecting newly qualified social workers across the UK and the recent development of the assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) in England. She is also responsible for producing job hunting and career progression advice.