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Welcome to the Knowsley Social Work Academy, providing you with all the information you need to start your social work career here in Knowsley.

COLETTE DUTTON
COLETTE DUTTONExecutive Director of Children's Services at Knowsley Council

Over the last few years, we have completely transformed our children’s social care services with Ofsted noting the ‘significant improvements’ we have made in social work practice at every stage in a child’s journey. Ofsted also recognised that we have created the right environment for good social work to flourish – something that our staff tell me too.

We have invested in technology, our staff (ensuring we have a stable permanent workforce which isn’t reliant on agency staff), our processes, our working environment – all of which are helping us to provide the very best services to the children and families we support.

We have strong partnership working here in Knowsley which is evidenced in our multi-agency safeguarding hub, Shield child exploitation team, the implementation of our signs of safety framework across children’s social care, early help and partner agencies and our partnership working was recognised in our successful application to the University of Bedfordshire to embed a contextual safeguarding system within our children’s services.

We understand that we need to appoint outstanding social workers, creating an environment where social workers can thrive and ensure that Knowsley is the place where social workers want to practice social work. So, let us invest in you – if you’re interested in being part of our team, please get in touch.

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