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Working in social care

Whether you want to start a career in social care, or give your time to help someone else, there are lots of opportunities for you to make a difference in people's lives. You can find out more by using the links below.

Become a foster carer
If a child can't live with their own family, for whatever reason, the next best option is for them to join another family. People from all walks of life can become foster carers, so why not find out if you could apply?

Find out more about fostering

Help a vulnerable young person move out of home
The supported lodgings scheme helps vulnerable young people by matching them with a suitable adult who can give them a place to stay in a home environment.

Find out more about supported lodgings

Become a childminder
Find out what you need to do to start a career as a childminder.

Find out more about childminding

Working in social care

The brochure below provides a general overview of the career opportunities available in social care and social work. It describes job roles, provides profiles from current employees about their work, career routes and qualifications, and highlights the benefits of working in local government.
It also provides links to further information and services for careers in social care and social work.

Education and training

Want to get into social care?
Find out more about the kinds of study courses you could do: (links below all open in new windows)

Already working in social care?
You can find out about some of the training on offer for social care professionals.

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