£1.25 million to help improve social worker recruitment and retention

More social workers will be recruited and trained in Richmond upon Thames as a result of extra funding received by the South West London & Surrey Social Work Teaching Partnership.

The Partnership, led by Achieving for Children, also includes Richmond and Wandsworth Adult Services, Wandsworth Children’s Service, Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton Councils, Kingston University, NSPCC and Welcare.

The funding will ensure the partnership is able to attract and retain the best and brightest social workers to help deliver important services and support to families in South West London.

Robert Henderson, Chief Executive of Achieving for Children said:

“Social workers provide a much needed and valued service to young people and their families across South West London. They deal with a large variety of scenarios and require ongoing training and support.


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