Carol Cammiss, Director of Children's Services
Special message about coronavirus
'This continues to be the most challenging time for all of us in Social Care, and I would like to extend my thanks to the whole children’s workforce for the incredible support being provided to children, young people and families across the country.
Here in Wokingham, I am immeasurably proud of our Social Work teams. As a council we are well set-up to work flexibly, and we are using the technology available to us to enable safe but consistent work with our families. That we are finding ways to continue to help children, young people, and each other so collaboratively is testament to the supportive culture we have in the Borough.
We continue to seek talented people to join our Social Work teams. If you are considering your next move, and looking to join a service where manageable caseloads, high quality support, training, development and opportunity is at the heart of our offer, I would urge you consider joining us here at Wokingham.
I look forward to hearing from you and wish you the very best during this unprecedented time.'
Carol Cammiss, Director of Children’s Services, Wokingham Borough Council
Our Children's Services
When Children's Services get involved in the life of a child our priority is to make sure our social workers have the support, time and resources they need to provide an excellent quality of service - the kind of service we ourselves would wish to receive.
We're committed to social workers having case loads that give them time to focus on relationship based practice and we're growing our workforce to reflect this. We want to maintain an environment where practice can flourish and we offer:
- Good quality supervision
- A wide range of training and development opportunities
- A visible and responsive leadership team
We've adopted Signs of Safety as our practice framework. This is a strength based and safety-focused approach which prioritises direct work and relationships with the child and their network. Our commitment to this includes training staff at all levels in Children's Services. We also use this strengths based approach in the support and line management of our staff.
Our staff are at the heart of our organisation. Childrens Service's are made up of a number of teams who all pride themselves on the quality of care given to children across our borough.
Discover our teams below to understand why #WhyWokingham is where you should be: