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Working in social care

Working in social care can be one of the most rewarding careers there is.

Why work in social care?

Social care is all about helping children and young people to live their lives to the full, by working with them, their families and carers towards independence, keeping them safe and protected from harm. This might mean offering practical or emotional support to overcome difficult situations or finding somewhere else for a child or young person to live if necessary. 

People who work in social care can only achieve these aims by building strong relationships with children, young people and families and by working together to solve problems and overcome difficulties. The challenges can sometimes be tough, but knowing you’ve helped change someone’s life for the better is hugely rewarding.

We are working with our partners to develop a trained and trusted social care workforce that is respected and valued for the positive difference they make. 

If you are new to social care then look here

If you are wanting to develop your social care career then look here.

Page updated: 19 April 2011

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