Essex County Council is proud to be the ongoing event partner with Community Care and are delighted to be back in person for 2021.
We are serious about social work and encourage our staff to work creatively, try new things and find new ways to improve lives. There’s no magic to it.
The key aspects of our success are built on a clear theoretical framework and our fantastic people, who are passionate about improving the lives for some of the most vulnerable residents in Essex. Across both our Adults and Children & Families services we take a strategic and practical approach to support practice in a systemic way.
With us you can make your career work for you, find flexibility, wellbeing and see your skills brought to life. We value you and celebrate your successes.
We hope through our masterclasses and engagement on the day we are can share our best practices and lessons learnt. This year we will collaborate, engage, and offer an insight into how Essex County Council continues to innovate and evolve Social Work.
Our Adult Social Care Masterclasses:
1) Co-producing mental health support – leadership, practice and the of voice of lived experience.
2) Staying in control of your life – how Essex is helping people manage their wellbeing and improve their mental health
Our Children and Families Masterclasses:
1) Knocking on the door to children’s social care, taking a relationship-based approach to supporting families at first presentation of need
2) Understanding the potential and importance, of connecting and uniting children with their birth families: Learning from Practice
We look forward to meeting you at the event, in addition to the above we will also be available to answer any questions at our stand.
If you are serious about social work, this is your opportunity to find out how Essex County Council can support you on that continuing journey. With us you can!
Since being found ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted in June 2019, our journey of transforming how we keep Hampshire’s children and families safe and protected is ongoing. In Hampshire, we believe in always striving to be the best we can be, as practitioners and an authority as a whole. We continue to look at our daily practices and processes to ensure they are streamlined not only for the ease of our staff but for the benefit of the children and families we work with, too.
If you are interested in becoming part of our outstanding workforce, join our workshop sessions to find out more about how we have adapted during the Covid-19 outbreak to keep delivering an outstanding service across our vast county.
Bracknell Forest - Keeping Social Work Real
Here at Bracknell Forest Council, we are putting Social Work firmly on the map; we are surrounded by some of the country’s most beautiful forests and green spaces. We are energetic and rightfully proud about the excellent outcomes we provide for our communities.
Our Family Centred model sets us apart, it puts our families and communities at the heart of everything and puts our united Social Work teams at the centre. Our Social Work teams are without doubt our greatest asset and we will work with you to find you the right opportunity, providing the support and training you need to grow and flourish throughout your social work career which we hope will be with us.
Visit us on stand 22 to find out more and hear from some of our social workers about why they have already chosen us.
At Brighton & Hove, we are working hard to be a fair and inclusive workplace. We are transforming our services – with relationships, compassion and fairness at the centre of everything we do.
Ofsted reports that our social workers feel safe and supported and their morale is high. Staff enjoy working in our organisation and their tenacity in seeking to build relationships with children makes a positive difference.
Our action includes an Anti-Racist Project, identifying and tackling racism and supporting staff, families and communities who experience it. We are making positive progress but acknowledge there is still much more to do.
Chinara Enterprises are dedicated to developing people and organisations to excel. We offer learning and development solutions to social workers at all levels. This includes those wishing to return to social work, employers of social workers and recruitment agencies. Visit our website to find out more.
Hertfordshire County Council pride ourselves on our innovative approach to effective service delivery. Employing 8,500 centrally and 23,500 in schools we are an exciting place to work. If you are looking for a new career challenge, we have a variety of opportunities to inspire you. We nurture talent, reward success and value individuals.
We publish books for professionals and general readers in a range of subjects and are well known for our long-established lists on social work, adoption, dementia and the autism spectrum. We have also published extensively in the fields of mental health, counselling, education and gender diversity.
Liquid Personnel is a specialist social work recruitment agency. Founded in 2006, we are now the leading provider of agency social workers in the UK, supplying exceptional temporary and permanent social work staff to over 150 organisations nationwide, including local authorities, NHS trusts, fostering agencies, charities and many other private organisations.
NICE supports person-centred care by developing evidence-based guidelines and quality standards. Our guidance and advice is based on the best available evidence for people using services and aims to empower social work practice. Find out more about our work in the sector: www.nice.org.uk/about/nice-communities/social-care
Norfolk is a fantastic place to live and work offering a great social work/life balance. We have the same potential for absorbing work as an inner city, but with an opportunity for you to have a different lifestyle.
In children’s services we are building on the positive findings of our recent Ofsted inspection. We are investing in children’s services over the next three years, which will offer development opportunities as we transform services.
We offer great CPD and learning opportunities through our Norfolk Social Work Academy, an excellent relocation package with access to a lease car and colleagues who will welcome you with open arms and help you settle in.
Find out from Yussif why he chose to live and work in Norfolk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1yRjlPyoI4
Opus is a local authority owned recruitment agency, which focuses on keeping money within the public sector. We work directly with councils to understand their social work recruitment needs and fill locum vacancies. Candidates registered with us receive priority and are first to hear about any available jobs.
Rated “good” by Ofsted, OCC offers diversity, flexibility, supportive management and a fantastic Social Work Academy! We are introducing the new Family Safeguarding Plus model to transform the way our frontline teams operate by reducing caseloads and paper work to allow our teams to spend more time with children and families.
Richardson Care provides specialist residential care for adults with severe learning disabilities and a person-centred approach to rehabilitation for those with an acquired brain injury, with the help of our specialist MDT. Our homely environment encourages social integration, individual choice and respect for service users.
Social Work England is a specialist body taking a new approach to regulating social workers in their vital roles. We believe in the power of collaboration and share a common goal with those we regulate—to protect the public, enable positive change and ultimately improve people’s lives.
Social work is about people. Our purpose is to regulate social workers in England so that people receive the best possible support whenever they might need it in life. We are committed to raising standards through collaboration with everyone involved in social work.
Working on the frontline has never been more challenging. For teachers and social workers, health and mental health professionals, and probation officers to name but a few, the challenges can feel insurmountable. As a Trust we seek to influence public policy wherever possible to improve our systems and increase funding for mental health services and related initiatives. We also provide education and training which enable all frontline professionals to work in more meaningful, effective, and rewarding ways with service users and each other.
The Caldecott Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation delivering specialist therapeutic residential, education, boarding and foster care to the UK’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. We care for children who have suffered extremes of abuse and neglect and have often experienced multi-placement breakdowns. Our vision is “Helping Children Build a Future”.
Children are the essence of future. Who they are tomorrow is based on how they are raised and nurtured today.
Years of Social Work studies and research, we have designed and developed a Cloud Based Application in improving the quality of work provided by the carers and support workers towards the young people in their care or accommodations.