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Ofsted LogoWe believe Wolverhampton is the best place to be a social worker. We are ambitious for our social workers, passionate about excellent, relational social work practice and courageous in our innovation, always keeping the people we work with at the centre of everything we do.

We are a forward-thinking, responsive organisation and want our social workers to spend their time building restorative relationships with families. We focus on teams having manageable workloads and our senior managers and leaders are visible and take the time to listen to frontline employees. Our social workers tell us there is strong learning culture; we invest in training which is varied and responsive to practice challenges and there is a progression pathway that offers a range of opportunities which recognises that not everyone wants to progress into management.

We value our social workers and recognise their hard work and continued commitment to our children, adults and families in the city by also offering:

  • Reimbursement of Social Work England fees and Blue Light Card discount scheme
  • Additional payments for practising Practice Educators
  • Access to Research in Practice / Research in Practice for Adults
  • Vibrant and active employee networks including four staff equality forums
  • Strong employee assistance scheme
  • Supportive and flexible working arrangements, including some home working 

We will inspire, support and champion you so that you can be the social worker you want to be

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Our Social Workers

Hear from an experienced social worker and a newly qualified social worker about why Wolverhampton is a great place to be a social worker.

Our Latest News

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Fostering for Wolverhampton goes on tour in recruitment drive
19 Jan

Fostering for Wolverhampton goes on tour in recruitment drive

The Fostering for Wolverhampton team will be out and about with their upcoming Recruitment Roadshow from Monday (22 January) to Friday 2 February, 2024.

Appeal for more adopters to come forward to grow their family
15 Jan

Appeal for more adopters to come forward to grow their family

The regional adoption agency for the Black Country, Adoption@Heart, is appealing for more families to come forward this new year to adopt a child into a loving and permanent home.

Yo! events enjoyed by hundreds of young people and families
12 Jan

Yo! events enjoyed by hundreds of young people and families

The Yo! Wolves Christmas programme was a great success with hundreds of children and young people taking part in activities, fun days and sporting events across the city.

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