Tag Archives: social workers

Adults Services embrace the ‘Power of &’

Somerset County Council is now employing the ‘Power of &’ in its drive to recruit adult social workers from across the country. Earlier this month Somerset County Council launched the campaign to attract new social workers to the county. It’s not just about children’s social workers, the Council also needs more adult social workers, mental […]

Is your social worker special? Nominations for new award now open

Children and young people supported by Somerset Children’s Social Care can now say a big thank you to their social worker with a new award. Somerset County Council’s annual Staff Awards will take place in January, with a new Children & Young Person’s Social Worker of the Year category added to the long list of […]

Introducing the ‘Power of &’

Somerset County Council today unleashes the ‘Power of &’ with the launch of its drive to attract new social workers to the county. The nationwide recruitment campaign will be showcasing what the county’s Children’s Services have to offer as they look to secure up to 100 new permanent social workers to help continue its improvement. […]

DfE praise for Step Up to Social Work in Somerset

The Department for Education (DfE) has praised Somerset County Council’s work to develop Children’s Social Care through the Step Up to Social Work programme. The County Council is the lead authority for the Step Up to Social Work programme in the South West. Its Children and Families Learning and Development Team has been working hard […]

Children’s Social Care: From San Diego to Somerset

While Americans all over the globe will celebrate Independence Day this weekend (4 July), one US citizen has been telling us about striking out on her own to further her career in social work. Rechele Ramirez left her big family and supportive friends in California last year and flew to Britain to join Somerset County […]

Social Care stepping up to meet winter pressures

Somerset County Council’s Adult Social Care teams are stepping up to help address the pressures facing health services across the County. Extra social workers have been placed in hospitals since November and are working seven days a week alongside health colleagues and families to discharge patients. Earlier this week, on one day alone, 50 patients […]