New website aims to bring the best social care to Gloucestershire
8:00am Friday 6th September 2013 in News
A NEW website has launched aimed at attracting experienced children’s social workers to Gloucestershire.
Social workers play a vital role in keeping children and young people safe and improving their lives. They work closely with frontline workers in schools, health and the police to ensure children at risk of harm are identified and protected, and that families get the right support at the right time.
Gloucestershire County Council has strengthened its protection and support for vulnerable families with additional investment in children’s social care while an extra £1million will also be spent on adoption services in 2013-14 to help find more homes for vulnerable children.
The new-look website gives a clear picture of what it is like to work as a children’s social worker in Gloucestershire – the benefits and the challenges, with current vacancies.
Cllr Paul McLain, cabinet member for Children and Commissioning, said: “Demand for social care services is rising. We continue to focus resources on the most vulnerable, on child protection, safety and referrals to our care teams. We’re determined to keep attracting and retaining the best people to Gloucestershire.
"By doing everything we can to attract the best people to work in our social care teams, we give ourselves the best possible chance of keeping more children safe from harm.”