West Sussex County Council
Here at West Sussex County Council we are ambitious for our children and our workforce. We are committed to improving our services for the children and families in West Sussex who we support. We are making good progress following the Ofsted inspection of our Children’s Social Care in May 2019 which judged the services to be inadequate.
If you are a social work professional looking to be part of an ambitious improvement plan and you are up for the challenge and keen to make a significant difference to children and families in West Sussex, we’d love to hear from you.
You will join us as at a key time on our improvement journey. The work we have started includes:
- Establishing a new and experienced leadership team driving forward our ‘Children First’ improvement plan
- A supportive partnership with our skilled colleagues in Hampshire County Council as our partner in practice
- A recruitment and retention package that rewards the work and commitment of our Social Workers and creates a stable workforce in which we can thrive
- The expertise and leadership of John Coughlan, our commissioner who is overseeing our improvement work and leading the move to a children’s trust
We are making progress and as of December 2019 the average caseload held by our Qualified Social Workers stands at 15.
But we don’t underestimate the work that still needs to be done and that’s why we need professionals who really want to make a change to join our dynamic and supportive teams.