Social Care in the West Midlands

Social Care in the West Midlands


Councils and Children Trusts, working together to make a difference

We need passionate social workers to help us change, which is why we Councils and Trusts across the region have come together to provide the very best children’s services in the UK.

It won’t be easy, but nothing about the work social workers do is easy, nothing worth doing ever is. That’s why our Councils and Trusts are working together, inspiring each other and sharing best practice. This includes some Councils in the region being selected by the DFE to be part of the Strengthening Families Protecting Children programme.

Our Pledge

  • Together we will all work in unity and be ambassadors for the West Midlands
  • Each of us will develop and maintain effective relationships with not only each other but key leadership groups and explore how we can collaborate to achieve the best outcomes for our children and families
  • A Strong leadership with an empowered and supported workforce which has excellent engagement with children and their families
  • Maximise national representation –  bringing back fresh ideas into the region and ensuring that our voice and issues are influencing national thinking
  • We will be honest; creating a true Learning Organisation where there is constructive challenge; proper dialogue; analysis of the barriers in context; solution focused thinking; high levels of personal support; a culture where we are prepared to share all so we can understand and work together to enable each other to find the right pathway
  • Manage recruiting the very best talent we can for the region – #TeamWM


You can help shape the future for children

In order to build a place where children thrive and families are supported, we are looking to attract the very best talent to join Children’s Services in the West Midlands. The work isn’t for the faint hearted, that’s why we need dedicated and passionate people to stand with us to make a difference.

If you fancy a new challenge, in changing the lives of children and families, there’s never been a better time to relocate and make a real difference to people’s lives.