Why is Birmingham Children’s Trust the best place to develop your career?

Our vision and focus

  • To put children and young people at the heart of everything we do.
  • A clear singe focus: to deliver excellent social work and family support with the city’s most vulnerable children, young people and families.

Inspirational, visible leadership and great Management

  • Connected leadership that truly knows it’s workforce, listens, acts and cares.

Stable and permanent workforce

  • A stable, dedicated and committed workforce.
  • Flexible workforce with below-average levels of agency staff.
  • Low staff turnover.

Driving innovation

  • Leading a regional initiative to implement a local Family Drugs & Alcohol Court.
  • Significant expansion of our Family Group Conferencing Service.
  • Partnering with national research with the ‘What Works Centre’.
  • Investment in partnership-based research.
  • Collaboration with international partners.
  • Acquired the copyright to deliver the ground-breaking therapeutic programme ‘Breaking the Cycle’.

What is it like working at Birmingham Children’s Trust?


of staff are encouraged to reflect on practice during supervision.


of staff are very positive about feeling part of a team.


of staff are very positive about being able to raise case concerns with their managers.

Two Thirds

of staff say their workloads are manageable the majority of the time.


of staff agree they are encouraged to work openly and honestly with families.


of social workers agree their professional skills are utilized at work. This figure was 84% in 2016


of team managers agree they have the skills needed to support their staff with stress at work.


of social workers are very positive about being encouraged to do training.

*Information from the Birmingham Children’s Trust Health Check Survey – conducted September 2018.