The professional opportunities for social workers in Cornwall

We are organised on an area, function and specialist basis.

If you want to see more details of how we are organised and the opportunities for children’s social workers in Cornwall have a look at our Service Plan for Children and Family Services.

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We have an integrated multi-agency Early Help Hub that receives requests for help and a Multi-Agency Referral Unit for social care referrals.  They work closely together under single management. 

There are 3 area services split by West, Mid and East Cornwall, under an integrated management structure that provide early help and help and protection for families, including:

  • Family Hubs
  • Family Assessment and Support
  • Child Protection
  • Court Work
  • Children in Care services. 

The functional services, all of which are multi-disciplinary, include:

  • Disabled Children and Therapy Service
  • Children’s Psychology Service
  • Children in Care and Care Leavers Service
  • Practice Development and Standards Service

Our multi-disciplinary specialist services include:

  • Gweres tus Yownyk (Helping Young People) which incorporates our youth offending service and works with adolescents on the edge of care
  • Teylu (Family) which is a specialist pre-birth and parent assessment team
  • Family Plus Team, which supports adoptive parents and special guardians
  • Gweres Kernow, which works with children who exhibit harmful sexual behaviours;
  • Jigsaw, which provides counselling for children who have experienced sexual abuse and domestic violence

The Principal Child and Family Social Worker has the lead for practice development and the Career and Qualification pathway for children’s social workers in Cornwall.  Learning for social workers is supported by a full team of Practice Educators.