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Knowsley Social Work Academy supports you at every stage of your social work career.

If you work for Knowsley Council’s Children Services, you are able to join.

You could be a Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW) looking for an Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) or a social worker at any level looking for that path to progression.

Recruitment and retention are important to us; we are proud of the effort and focus we put into benchmarking and evaluating.

We ensure that our social workers in Knowsley are supported and developed not just after qualifying but for the rest of their careers.

Working for Knowsley Children’s Services

Knowsley is the smallest borough in Merseyside (only 33.4 square miles) but over 30% of our children live in income-deprived families. An average of 350 children are on child-in-need plans, 200 children are on child protection plans and 300 children are classed as looked-after children. There is always a lot of work to be done – but what drives us is enabling our children and young people to thrive.