Links and Resources

Where can I find further information?

We have listed below a number of Links and Resources that will help you with your journey:

A regulator set up to protect the public. To do this they keep a Register of health and care professionals who meet their Standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health.
http://www.hpc-uk.org/

The Largest professional association for social work in the UK.
https://www.basw.co.uk/

If an employer is not sponsoring you for a social work degree, you may be eligible for financial help towards studying. Contact the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) for information.
http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/825.aspx

 

The Signs of Safety is an innovative strengths-based, safety-organised approach to child protection casework. This website provides information and guidance relating to Signs of Safety.
http://www.signsofsafety.net/

Further information about the Care Act for Adult Services.
http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Standards/Care-Act/Care-Act.aspx 

A key partner and approved HCPC provider of Suffolk’s 2 entry routes into Social Work.
https://www.uea.ac.uk/socialwork

Organisation co-ordinating voluntary work in Suffolk
http://www.communityactionsuffolk.org.uk/ 

Information about what is going on in Suffolk
http://www.visitsuffolk.com/

Information about Suffolk – activities, events and information about the county
http://www.discoversuffolk.org.uk/

A key partner and approved HCPC provider in Suffolk for Social Work. https://www.uos.ac.uk/

What our Social Workers have to say...

Social Worker Julia Rodwell
Julia Rodwell

“As a manager I give staff the opportunity to have their own career path, help them to develop, encourage them to take part in training and to also ensure that they have all the tools they need to do their job properly. It’s about a personalised approach to managing and supporting staff here.”

Social Worker Leanne Clarke
Leanne Clarke

“The people I work with are generally facing a crisis in their life, a life changing event, a devastating diagnosis, loss of independence. If I can make things less stressful for them, support them through the processes, advocate for them where needed to help them to get the help they need, then I feel I am making a difference.”

Social Worker Phil Stamper
Phil Stamper

“Being a Social Worker is part of me. I enjoy working with people and am proud to be a Social Worker. It is a privilege to be involved in people’s lives and be welcomed to work alongside them.”

Social Worker Seb Smith
Seb Smith

“Social Work is important because it gives people who are disenfranchised or marginalised more opportunity. Some people face greater challenge's than others when trying to live a rewarding and independent life, but social work can support them to achieve their goals.''

Social Worker Victoria Rudkin
Victoria Rudkin

“There are lots of opportunities in Suffolk County Council and you are able to have a very diverse career and there are great promotion opportunities; there are a lot of pathways to take your career at Suffolk.”

Social Worker Steph Weese
Steph Weese

“For me, every one of these customers and their families matters in their own right; there’s no small problem or big problem they are all important.”