Social workers

This resource provides support and practical information to councils in order to improve working practices and provide support for social workers across the UK.


The resource provides short and long-term solutions to everyday difficulties that may be faced by councils, as well as examples of best practice within the profession and guidance from peers in the profession. It can be used by teams or individuals to:

  • introduce or update practices 
  • help introduce new lines of support for workers.

There are a number of suggestions for increasing the positive profile of your council and our interactive health check - a tool to assess an organisation's effectiveness in delivering social work.

Come back to social work

Visit the Come Back to Social Work microsite.

Download the induction pack.

You can’t return to social work without first facing why you left - on the Community Care website.