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Support and learning

Developing our own skills through training opportunities has a positive impact on personal development as well as the services offered to children, young people and their families. 
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Your development

We aim to make learning and development a part of our day to day work through regular team meetings, updates on legislation, and sharing best practice across the Trust. We also actively support personal growth and development, and this includes opportunities for new staff members to continue with personal studies for progression throughout the Trust.

If you are starting out on your career, or aiming to move into children’s social services, please contact our recruitment team to find out about work placements, modern apprenticeships, and work experience.

Performance and development reviews (PDR)

These take place each year as well as a mid-year catch up and regular one-to-one sessions with your line manager. These meetings are to discuss your performance and development needs, both for your current job and to help you move on in your career.

Leadership and management development (PDR)

Whether you join us in a first line management role or in a more senior position, we will encourage you to take up a range of training opportunities, put your learning into practice and share knowledge and experiences with your peers.

Progression for social workers (PDR)

Click here to see our social worker progression policy.

Children's Social Work Matters

Children’s social workers make a positive difference to the lives of hundreds of young people and their families every day.

It’s a simple statement, but one that every single children’s social worker in Yorkshire and the Humber region wholeheartedly believes.

Children’s Social Work Matters is a programme that aims to attract and support social workers in addition to improving social work practice and delivery across the Yorkshire and Humber region. The Trust has come together with local authorities in the region to drive up industry standards and champion the vital role of children’s social work.

Children’s Social Work Matters is also about improving the understanding, image and value of children’s social work as a profession and across our region. Check out the Children's Social Work Matters website to find out how our social workers are helping families, and what jobs are available near you.

Chat to our recruitment team

We understand you may have many questions. Such as what it is like working for the Trust and how it is different from working for a local authority. That’s why we have an in-house team on hand to support you with your application. 

Simply contact the team who will be happy to answer your questions on 01302 736548 or email 

“Just to say a big thank you for all your support and everything that you have done. You are such a lovely person, thank you for being there.”


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