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Podcast: working together to be stronger for children and families

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This episode of our Employer Zone Insights podcast showcases how Birmingham Children's Trust is transforming safeguarding practice and what this means for social workers and families

Jenny Turnross

This episode of Community Care’s Employer Zone Insights podcast features Jenny Turnross, director of practice at Birmingham Children’s Trust, and Lizzie Simpson, who is a senior social worker in one of the Trust’s safeguarding teams.


Over the past 18 months, Birmingham Children’s Trust has been developing a safeguarding framework, the Stronger Families Model, to ensure social workers have the right tools to support children and their families.

In this episode, Jenny and Lizzie outline how this is strengthening practice and benefitting social workers, children and families.

Lizzie Simpson

This episode of Employer Zone Insights covers:

– An overview of Birmingham Children’s Trust and its Stronger Families Model

– Insights from Jenny Turnross on how the Trust promotes practice and specialist training within the teams

– Highlights from Lizzie Simpson on how, through her social work, the lives of children and families are being transformed

A copy of the transcript is available here: Working together to be stronger for children and families. 

Listen to “Working together to be stronger for children and families” on Spreaker.


Benefits of a career at Birmingham Children’s Trust

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 Or contact their social work recruitment advisor to have an initial informal discussion – georgina.bird@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk  / 07517 59025