Amy left school with no qualifications and decided she wanted to make a difference to families’ relationships. As a qualified social worker, she now works to find forever homes for children and supports vulnerable families to cope with various issues.
Question 1: Why are you passionate about your role?
“I’m very passionate about building relationships and I work hard for families to stay together, even if that means we go through difficulties together. That’s my passion.”
Question 2: Do you face any challenges?
“Sometimes you’ve got families that are difficult, and you build the trust so they’re willing to work hard with you.”
Question 3: What kind of person does it take to become a social worker?
“You’ve got to have a really good sense of humour because, if you don’t, you won’t be able to connect with the people you support.”
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