Social work – Children and young people

Social work – Children and young people

We’re implementing an ambitious programme of improvement to Children and Young People's social care practice and processes that will radically change the way we work with families and each other in Newham. . 

Our opportunities

We have a number of opportunities across Children's social care, this includes: new heads of service, practice leaders, Social Workers and newly qualified Social Workers.  Please indicate the area you would like to work in when you submit your application. 

Why you should work for us 

Newham is a great place to be a social worker. It’s an incredibly diverse borough with a young population and is experiencing considerable regeneration as part of the Olympic legacy. Newham presents challenges and opportunities that will help to take your career to the next level. 

Social workers are at the core of our work with children and families. Our approach is about enabling social workers to build relationships with children, young people and their carers in order to deliver real, meaningful change for children.​ 

Hear from our staff 

Interested in working for us? Hear from our staff on why we think Newham is a great place to be a social worker. 

Want a career that really makes a difference?

Step Up to Social Work is a Department for Education (DfE) initiative which aims to increase the number of high quality social workers by supporting graduates and career changers to start a new career in social work, working with vulnerable children, young people and families.