social workers

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Surrey celebrates its newly qualified social workers

Surrey’s newest social workers were celebrated at an event to mark their first year of practice, during which they have access to regular and focused support to develop their skills, knowledge, capabilities and professional confidence. Bishnu, a newly qualified social worker, said: “We’ve seen a lot of progress here which makes it an exciting place … Continue reading

AUDIO: BBC Surrey interview with Clare Curran about drive to recruit social workers

Listen to Cabinet Member for Children and Families’ Wellbeing Clare Curran talk to BBC Surrey about the county council’s drive to recruit more social workers by offering incentive payments of up to £15,000. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Surrey launches drive to recruit more children’s social workers

Social workers are being offered incentive payments of up to £15,000 as part of the county council’s efforts to attract more to work in Surrey. New recruits to Surrey’s children’s services will receive £7,000 spread over the first four years of working for the council. On top of a £2,000 starter payment, they will get … Continue reading

VIDEO: Social workers on why they joined Surrey’s new academy

Following the launch of a new academy, social workers explain why they joined Surrey County Council’s training initiative. New recruits Ruth Pates, Emma Lewis, George Ukor and Helen Berentzen talk about how the academy is giving them the best possible start to the job of keeping children safe. And they set out why they think … Continue reading

Council publishes review of adult social care services

Three new advice centres run by and for disabled people, extra support at home for patients leaving hospital and a small army of dementia advisers are highlighted in a review of Surrey County Council’s services for vulnerable people. They are set out in a report published by the council looking at the services provided for … Continue reading

Smoother service after 800 social care staff move into community

Older people are getting a smoother service after more than 800 social care staff moved into the heart of their communities. Surrey County Council has finished installiing social workers and other staff caring for older people in the offices of all 11 boroughs and districts alongside police officers. It means workers link up more effectively … Continue reading

Scheme stops new social workers quitting from stress

Just one newly qualified social worker quit in a year following the launch of a scheme to help them cope with the demands of the job. Surrey County Council joined forces with Kingston University to help newly qualified social workers get to grips with the stress of keeping children safe*. In 2011, only one left out of … Continue reading

Plan for social workers to join GP surgeries

Social workers could join GP surgeries under plans being developed by Surrey County Council. The authority is exploring the idea of putting social workers who care for older people into practices. Surrey has already taken the first steps towards integrating the health and social care services in one area of the county. Social care staff … Continue reading


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