About Knowsley Children’s Services
Knowsley is the smallest borough in Merseyside, covering only 33.40 sq miles, but it doesn’t come without its challenges.
With more than 30% of children living in income-deprived families, an average of 350 children on child in need plans, 200 children on a child protection plan and 300 children being looked after there is always a lot of work to be done to support our children and families.
In Knowsley we use the Signs of Safety model across all levels of service. Don’t worry if you haven’t used Signs of Safety before because as an employee of Knowsley you will become a member of the Knowsley Social Work Academy which will give you access to our Practice Standards, Practice Guidance and a comprehensive training package in respect of Signs of Safety as well as many other areas of practice and career development. The Academy has close links with The Workforce Development Service so training is often commission on a need-led basis ensuring that you will have the most relevant and up-to-date training available to you.