Staffordshire County Council Children's Social Care Careers


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Welcome to Staffordshire Children's Services

Staffordshire - the clear choice for qualified children's social workers. Allow me to explain why.

Staffordshire is a beautiful place to live and work. The cost of living is comparably low, and we have excellent schools. Most of our families enjoy happy, healthy lives here, but there are some who cannot thrive in the way they want to.

In a county as big as ours, we face diverse challenges. There are pockets of rural isolation and urban deprivation and we’re seeing a growing need for family support at a time when budgets are tight.

We’re proud to say that we’re rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, and we’re embracing the challenge to become even better.

We continue to invest millions in children’s social care against a context of considerable financial challenge.

We also continue to innovate our working practices to ensure a whole family approach to prevention and early help, which frees the time of our social workers to change the lives of our most vulnerable families.

We can support you to grow and develop across social work disciplines or levels of seniority, to lead the development of cutting-edge practice and make the most of new tech to achieve a positive work-life balance.

Your social work career will flourish here. So join us and take your next step in your social work career.

Helen Riley – Deputy Chief Executive and Director for Families and Communities
Staffordshire County Council

WATCH: A day in the life of a Staffordshire Social Worker

Sarah has worked for Staffordshire County Council for over 15 years. Here she talks about her career and tells us why she loves living and working in Staffordshire.