Our commitment is to ensure all children in Knowsley get the best start in life and achieve their full potential. A key priority for Knowsley Council is to remain committed to supporting vulnerable families and safeguard children in need. In order to do this, we need the best people.
Recruiting the right people and supporting staff and teams
We provide training, experience and opportunities in a supportive and nurturing working environment that encourages professional development whilst working to ensure the best possible outcomes for our children, young people and their families.
“Knowsley is in a fantastically better position three years later and that’s because of all of the hard work of the staff.
No council can deliver Children’s Services without high quality, loyal and dedicated staff and Knowsley has now got a permanent social care workforce and it’s a workforce that other councils in the region – and actually across the country – would envy. That gives it a tremendous amount of stability and gives me confidence around sustainability and improvement.
The whole council / whole team approach gives me optimism that Knowsley will not only maintain high quality services but will continue to strive for better services.”
MALCOLM NEWSAM CBE - CHAIR OF IMPROVEMENT BOARD AT KNOWSLEY COUNCIL
I feel extremely lucky with the team that I have been placed in. They have been nothing but supportive and inclusive, and I have felt an equal part of the team virtually since day one. All of the team have been on-hand and willing to offer any support and guidance when I have needed it.
JORDAN, STUDENT - STEP UP TO SOCIAL WORK, CHILD PROTECTION
I found the student placement process very helpful – it helped me to organise the placement, what I needed to do alongside the student and tutor. I used this as a checklist to ensure everything was done. Overall I have felt very supported with my first student and she has successfully completed her placement. The organisation of the student starting was well done ensuring that the student was able to start placement with no outstanding issues.
CHLOE, SOCIAL WORKER - PRACTICE EDUCATOR AWARD
We are further developing the best practice highlighted through our Ofsted inspection by ensuring