Tag Archives: social worker

Nominate your Children and Young Person’s Worker of the Year

For the second year running, children and young people supported by Somerset Children’s Social Care can say a big thank you to the staff who make a difference to them. The council is urging any child or young person who wants to see their key worker recognised for going the extra mile to come forward […]

Ofsted highlights progress in Somerset

Somerset County Council’s children’s services have been used as an example of good practice in Ofsted’s latest national annual report. In its third annual report into the state of social care in England, the watchdog highlights the authority’s focus on manageable workloads, saying Somerset “has recognised the importance of reducing the workloads of its social […]

Somerset social worker cares in the Caribbean

A Somerset social worker swapped the South West for the West Indies earlier this year to experience life as a social worker within a different culture. Emma Church, a social worker who works for Somerset County Council in Bridgwater, was keen to use her experience and skills to help children in a more deprived country. […]

Young person gives social care staff the best recognition

A Senior Social Work Assistant at Somerset County Council has received the very best acclaim for a Children’s Social Care professional – personal thanks from the young person she has supported. Teresa Baughan works with Somerset County Council’s Safeguarding Team in Bridgwater and had been working with a young person who had recently suffered a […]

Celebrating Social Workers for World Social Work Day

As the world marks World Social Work Day (Tuesday 17 March), Somerset County Council is celebrating the dedication of Social Workers who work with children, young people and families. Tomorrow the Council’s Twitter feed will be taken over to demonstrate the typical day of a Social Worker. Follow the discussion using @somersetcouncil and #worldsocialworkday Currently […]