Recruitment special

For the issue of 16 October, Community Care has 10 pages of
features on recruitment and retention in social care.


• Three pages reporting the results of an exclusive survey
of more than 2,000 staff highlighting what attracts them to a job,
why they stay and why they leave.
• A survey of salaries in social work and comparisons with
other professions.
• Two pages on what attracts social workers to becoming a
locum and what can agencies offer.
• A look at perks offered in the private sector and what
benefits councils are offering their staff.
• A one page article by social care minister Steven Ladyman
about the government plans for recruitment and retention in social
• And a look at skills development in social work after the
recent children’s green paper.

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