Luke Goldie-McSorley, Practice Supervisor for the DBIT Service and Essex Solution Focused Centre, tells us about his experience working with a Solution Focussed approach and the difference it makes to working with families.
The Pathways programme is a fantastic opportunity to develop the leadership skills of social workers. Rochelle, a social worker and team leader tells us about her experience of the programme.
Joseph Kaley CertHE (Law), shares his experience of working on the internship scheme, from how he got there and the application process, to how he has progressed since.
Ian Tomney-Bell shares his family’s inspiring adoption journey - from challenging parts of the journey, to the special moment they met their daughter Aspen.
Shanayd Warren tells us about her personal experience of kinship care, and how she supported her elder sister and her niece in unexpected circumstances.
Jayne Yerou, commercial insurance lead at the Department for Education explains her experience of being an Independent Visitor. As a naturally warm and supportive person, she has thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the young person she visits, and they have developed a strong bond.
Maria and Robert have been foster carers since 2010 and have fostered over 50 children and young people to date. In this blog, Maria shares their journey to becoming foster carers and how they support children and young people.
As a job coach, Kate James shares advice for helping young people with SEND to gain and sustain suitable paid employment.
Natalie qualified as a social worker in April 2021 and shares her experience of the Step Up to Social Work alongside advice for others looking to join the programme or current undergraduates.
Isaac graduated from the Step Up to Social Work programme this year and shares his journey throughout the training programme.
Natalie Byron, team manager for the City of Birmingham School’s Alternative Provision Specialist Taskforce (APST), explains her team's role in re-engaging children in their education and protecting those who are at risk of serious violence and exploitation.