Social Services provide a wide range of support that seeks to improve the well-being of families, children, adults and carers. In some cases, this may include specialist or multi-agency work, such as Information, Advice and Assistance services, Emergency Duty Teams (EDT), safeguarding teams and mental health services.
A career within social services could see you working in a variety of settings, supporting individuals, families and groups. You may find yourself working in homes, schools, hospitals or within other public sector, private or voluntary organisations.
Social Services aim to provide:
- Care and support for individuals and families
- A voice for individuals, families and their carers
- A safe and healthy environment for families, children, adults and carers
Within Social Services you will find roles such as:
- Social Work Assistant
- Social Worker
- Team Manager
- Head of Service
- Director of Social Services