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Fast-track programme offers rewarding careers in child and family social work for talented graduates

Graduates and career changers to child and family social work will be given hands-on training to become the next generation of social workers. This is part of the UK Government’s Plan for Jobs which is protecting, supporting and creating jobs across the country. Somerset County Council is opening the recruitment round for 58 aspiring social […]

Somerset’s successful second bid to train new children’s social workers

A partnership of South West local authorities led by Somerset County Council has successfully bid for Government funding to train a further 49 children’s social workers. The Government’s Step Up to Social Work programme encourages graduates with experience of working with children and young people to train for social work. Student social workers are placed […]

Somerset steps up to social work recruitment challenge

Somerset County Council is bidding for funding for a follow-up to its successful initiative to train children’s social workers. In January 2017, the Council will find out if central government has supported its bid to offer the Step Up to Social Work Programme for the second time. The programme encourages anyone with experience of working […]

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 […]

Step Up to Social Work in Somerset

Graduates are being given the chance to change their career path this World Social Work Day (Tuesday 17 March) and make a difference to children’s lives in Somerset by Stepping Up to Social Work. Somerset County Council, in partnership with other local authorities across the South West, has successfully bid for more than £1.6 million […]