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Children's Social Worker Careers

Social Workers make a real difference to the lives of children in Cornwall

We believe that the children of Cornwall deserve the best.  We put their needs at the heart of everything we do and that takes people who share our determination to make a real difference to their lives and make a brighter future.

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Social workers in Cornwall play a leading role in delivering effective front line services that safeguard the welfare of the most vulnerable children and young people in Cornwall.  They work in multi-disciplinary teams and in positive partnerships with colleagues from different professions and agencies.

We actively encourage and enable our best practitioners to stay in practice and reward them for their expertise and commitment to work directly with children and families.  Our Career and Qualification Pathway is leading edge.  If you are committed to continuing professional development, can demonstrate learning in your practice and in improved outcomes for the children you help and protect, we will provide you with the career options and remuneration that match your achievements.  We will support your career progression through a core curriculum of evidence-based practice skills and access to post-qualifying awards.

“Continued investment in high quality training and support has resulted in a skilled and stable workforce.” (OFSTED 2016)

If you understand and support the central tenets of Munro’s Review and believe in humane, relationship-based social work with children and families we would like you to join us and play your part in showing that local authority children’s services can make a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable children and young people in Cornwall.  We would love to hear from you!

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