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30 August 2019

Our "Find Your Future" event will provide an insight into the life of a social worker at Wiltshire Council


"This is a great opportunity to find out what it means to be a social worker in Wiltshire."

Pauline Church, Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Skills

A special event to provide an insight into what it means to be a children's social worker at Wiltshire Council will be held this September.

"Find Your Future" will be held at The Atrium in County Hall on Saturday 21 September, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. 

The day will provide an opportunity to meet Director of Families and Children's Services, Lucy Townsend and chat to Wiltshire Council social workers over tea and cake about their experiences. There will be a first-hand insight into the council's future plans and how the council teams work together to make a positive difference as well as information on available roles. Guest speaker will be Stefan Kleipoedszus, a programme leader of the Qualifying Social Work Programme at Bournemouth University, who will talk about children taking risks.

Wiltshire Council was recently given a "good" rating in all areas of children's social services by Ofsted. Ofsted inspectors noted that Wiltshire social workers have manageable workloads, following significant investment to increase numbers. It added that staff reported enjoying working for Wiltshire Council, and having a career path that meets their aspirations.

The council is now working hard to gain an "outstanding" rating in the future. People will be able to hear about the many exciting developments happening as part of the Families & Children's Transformation Programme including the development of a young people's service, working with the University of Bedfordshire to develop the local contextual safeguarding response and the development of a whole life pathway.

Pauline Church, Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Skills, said: "This is a great opportunity to find out what it means to be a social worker in Wiltshire.

"Our teams work hard to make a difference in children's lives, and as a council we are committed to supporting them to do their job successfully. We want to share their experiences with others so we can encourage more people to join our teams, which are completely focussed on making lives better for those children and families who need our support." 

Anyone wishing to attend the event can book a place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/childrens-social-work-open-event-tickets-64789366740 

If you would like more information on working for Wiltshire Council or have any questions about the event contact grace.perry@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Last updated: 30 August 2019 | Last reviewed: 30 August 2019

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