This is the difference you make: Meet Dawn Johnson, Operations Manager for Hospital Social Care. “When you’ve got a family member who needs care it can be a scary time… we’re there to support the customer and their family to make it as easy as possible, we understand how difficult it can be."
Warwickshire places children’s needs at the heart of all it does and works hard to ensure their voices are heard. Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is delighted to be judged as good in all areas for its children’s services according to a recent Ofsted inspection. Here at Warwickshire we are working towards being a Child Friendly Warwickshire, using multi-disciplinary teams, restorative and trauma informed practice. At Warwickshire County Council (WCC) we work with families restoratively, building strong relationships and connections to help families find long-lasting solutions.
Investment into services for the County's most vulnerable form part of the County Council's financial approach as it agreed its Medium Term Financial Strategy. Warwickshire County Council has confirmed investment into services for the county’s most vulnerable adults and children as it agreed its financial approach to support the delivery of the Council’s priorities over the next five years. At the meeting of County Council yesterday (8 February) Councillors agreed the Council’s 22/23 budget together with its 2022 – 27 Medium-Term Financial Strategy (MTFS).
We're delighted to be judged as good in all areas for our children’s services according to a recent Ofsted inspection. Since the last inspection in 2017, and throughout the global pandemic, we have continued to focus on long-term improvements to better support some of our most vulnerable children and families in Warwickshire, and we're so pleased that Ofsted has recognised this.
This is Discovery: Meet Emma Andrews, Delivery Lead for Heritage & Culture at Warwickshire County Council “Our collections are the collective memory of Warwickshire. As time passes, that memory is safe for future generations, and that’s the reason why the Heritage & Culture team exists at the council.” Heritage & Culture at Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is a diverse team manging several historic buildings across the county including Grade I listed St John’s House and Market Hall Museum in Warwick. They are responsible for the Warwickshire County Record Office which has archives of Warwickshire dating back to the 12th century, as well as a museum collection of over 900,000 individual objects. It takes a collective effort to manage and care for historic buildings and two collections, but not only that, the team are responsible for the day-to-day front of house service and a range of education and learning programmes for schools and the wider community so that residents in Warwickshire can easily access the county’s rich history.
Great social work has the potential to change the trajectory of a child’s life. It is work that gives them a chance. Work that can shape them as a person. Work that makes a difference. Social work charity, Frontline, has launched a new short film, voiced by rapper and songwriter Professor Green, to challenge the common misconceptions people might have about social work and to highlight the power that social work has. Have you considered a career in social work? Find out more at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/workforus
This is lifechanging: Meet Ramandeep Sandhu, Team Leader in the Children and Families Practice Improvement Team “There’s nothing like knowing you’ve changed a family’s life for the better.” Ramandeep has worked at Warwickshire County Council (WCC) for just over 10 years and is a fantastic example of someone who has shaped her own career, progressed with her strengths, and explored interests in other areas. Initially joining WCC as a social worker in Rubgy, having previously worked in social care at other local authorities in the West Midlands, Ramandeep spent a number of years working directly with families in Warwickshire to support them with any problems they were facing. Ramandeep said: “I used to live in India and I always saw so much poverty, so I knew wanted a career where I could help people. I wanted to make a change and a difference to people’s lives, when I finished school I went to university to study social work - I felt it was the right path for me so I just went for it!
We're recruiting for a Senior Social Worker in the Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) Team within Warwickshire. Hear from one of our people working within the team already: "Working as a social worker in the UASC team is an incredibly rewarding role. "The team has a very supportive culture of both our young people and each other and there is a wide skill set across the team. The young people are at the heart of everything we do and we are passionate about ensuring our young people are not only supported, but that they have a voice. "Working with separated young people has its challenges, but there are far more rewards. Our young people are one of the most vulnerable groups in our society and part of the role is to build trusting and supportive relationships. Supporting a young person from the day they arrive in the UK when they are scared, alone and vulnerable and being able to support them to grow into a confident young person with dreams and aspirations for the future is a privilege. There is no better social work role!’ If you're a qualified social worker, apply now!