Why Social Work Suffolk

Our Children’s Social Work practice is driving to transform the services we deliver to our communities. We are proud that our colleagues have been recognised with a national ‘Social Worker of the year’ award for the past two years and to be shortlisted twice this year for the prestigious LGA award within the Children’s services category.

One of our LGA award nominations relates to our whole system implementation work and achievements on ‘Signs of Safety and Wellbeing’ across the service where we are recognised as leaders in this field. Our overall "Outstanding" from OFSTED in 2019 reflects the huge commitment of staff at all levels throughout the service, to achieve the very best outcomes for children possible.

Committed to continuing and extending our practice, learning and development of our responses to children and families, we recognise evolving needs, societal context, and responsibilities of our service. As such, we are also excited to be part of a new Social Work Teaching Partnership between Suffolk and Norfolk’s County Council team, the University of East Anglia and the University of Suffolk. 

If you are looking to grow professionally and further your career in social work, we offer supportive and pioneering practice where you can make a real difference to the Children and families of Suffolk.


What our Social Workers have to say...

Social Worker Victoria Morphew
Victoria Morphew

“Working in Suffolk County Council you cross paths with lots of other professionals; everyone is really friendly and all want to build really good working relationships. You have a great network of contacts and support here.”

Social Worker Tunde Oyeniyi
Tunde Oyeniyi

“I have been at Suffolk County Council almost 7 years and been ABE trained, completed a post qualifying specialist award in children and families with the University of East Anglia and have my Practice Educator award.”

Social Worker Leon Gillings
Leon Gillings

“I chose social work because I liked the idea how helping people whilst also being accredited as a professional. I wanted a career that was meaningful, full of challenge and diversity and that I could be proud to be a part of.”

Social Worker Cheryl Robinson
Cheryl Robinson

"I am proud to be a Social Worker in Suffolk, making a real difference to Children and their families lives."

Social Worker Jade McMurray
Jade McMurray

“There’s nothing better than when you’ve been able to make those changes and support a family along their journey and to have such a positive outcome, when you’re able to step back and let them do it for themselves.”

Social Worker Charnine De'ath
Charnine De'ath

“Our role is about getting people to see that there is something better out there for them and their children and that they are able to make the positive changes for themselves with the support of us and their family & friends - We empower families and give them the confidence to make changes”