SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL: What makes a good social worker?

14:15 - 15:15

In this illuminating talk, Somerset County Council will explore what the children and families it works with feel makes a good social worker and how their feedback has informed service development. Join Somerset’s principal social worker and young people who have taken part in the council’s “You Said, We Did” approach to find out:

  • What children and young people believe is important in a social worker
  • How what we learn from children and young people can shape services
  • How “You Said, We Did” helps children and families get the right support


Paul Shallcross, principal social worker and strategic manager for quality assurance – children’s social care, Somerset County Council

Young people from Somerset Leaving Care Council