We stand up for social work in Cornwall

We are clear that the changes and achievements are down to front line practitioners and managers working directly with children and families.  It is down to their values, commitment, professional skills and hard work.  It is also down to good partnership working.  You cannot deliver good children’s services without the other agencies taking responsibility and making a tangible contribution.  It is also down to the way we work with children and young people, parents and carers.  Many of the ideas for our best work and most innovative and effective services have come from them.

“A particular area of strength of the local authority is the involvement and consultation with young people.” (Ofsted 2016)

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“Parents who spoke to inspectors highly value the help they receive, saying it was ‘amazing’ and ‘brilliant’.  They described real improvements in their children’s lives as a result of the help they had received.” (Ofsted 2016)

We believe in humane, relationship-based social work practice with children and families.  Our unified approach in Cornwall is characterised by interventions that are strengths-based and pro-social learning.  Our innovative practice and services reflect this approach, with inclusive ways of working such as the Family Partnership Model, Functional Family Therapy and Video Interaction Guidance.  We are a ‘Signs of Safety’ implementing local authority and partnership.  Our supervision standards are based on Morrison’s 4x4 model.  We have taken a whole-system approach to supporting families and improving outcomes for children.

But please don’t take our word for it.  Undertake your own research about Cornwall’s children’s services in the national and sector media.

Opportunities for social work in Cornwall