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?

87%

of staff are encouraged to reflect on practice during supervision.

84%

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

89%

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.

96%

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

88%

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

93%

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

87%

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.