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Careers in children’s social work

'Receiving a card from a family thanking you for your help makes you realise you're making a big difference to the lices of vulnerable children and that makes it so much more rewarding.' - Judy Prosser, children's social worker in Hull

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If you are working with children already or you are simply not stretched in your current position, a career in children’s social work can be very rewarding.

Many of our children’s social workers came into the profession in later life as mature students after feeling unfulfilled in their roles. So if you have a desire to retrain and change career paths, or build on the valuable skills you already have, a career as a children’s social worker could be the right choice for you.

Children’s social work is challenging. Many of the children and families we work with are dealing with difficult issues like alcohol and drug misuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, family dysfunction, mental health and neglect. However, the job is very rewarding and you will be able to make a big difference in a vulnerable child’s life.

Considering children's social work?

If you are thinking of switching careers, you’re already studying or perhaps already qualified and thinking about coming back, you’ll find all the information you need on the Children’s Social Work Matters website.

Visit the Children’s Social Work Matters website (link opens in a new window)
The website covers everything from what qualifications you’ll need, the different universities and courses in our region, the types of roles you can do, tips on finding your first job when you’re newly qualified, how to change careers and what training you’ll need to do if you’d like to return to the profession.

Plus, why we believe the Yorkshire and the Humber region is the most committed and supportive place to work as a children’s social worker.

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