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May 2016

Katie – Step up to Social Work Student

By |May 23rd, 2016|

Tell us a little bit about yourself  – Your work background, your interests…

My name is Katie and I am 28 years old! I live in Swindon and have worked for Wiltshire Council since January 2013. Prior to this I worked for a homeless charity in the Swindon area for 5 years.

I started working for Wiltshire […]

February 2016

“We love a good Acronym”

By |February 19th, 2016|

Having qualified as a Social Worker back in 2010 I realised why I needed to have GSCE English before starting on my career. I do not pride myself in my use of English Grammar, infact I am pretty useless. What is the difference between a colon and a semi-colon after all?? And infact my spelling […]

December 2015

Katie’s Blog – Instalment 1

By |December 22nd, 2015|

Well, where to start?

This is my very first blog and I intend to share a little about myself and the journey that I am about to embark on.

My name is Katie; I am 28 years old and have worked for Wiltshire Council for 3 years. I currently work for the Specialist Contact and Assessment team, […]

December 2014

My top tips for stress free annual leave- Hannah Munns

By |December 8th, 2014|

Social work appears to be linked with the word stress. Case loads, bad press, managing conflicting needs. But one of the most common causes for stress in my team is going on annual leave. It is not uncommon to hear the phrase “is it ever worth taking leave?” You panic beforehand about getting things done, […]

October 2014

Children Are Our Number One Priority In Wiltshire

By |October 31st, 2014|

Wiltshire Council is a great place to work within our Children’s Social Care Teams. We offer a progressive working environment and the genuine opportunity to develop real relationships with the children that we look after.

In this video, Terence Herbert talks about what we do in our Children’s Services and why we’re so proud of the […]

Learn about Wiltshire’s improvement journey from our associate director for operational children’s services Terence Herbert

By |October 17th, 2014|

I’ve held the position of associate director in Wiltshire since November 2013. Prior to this I was responsible for the operational management of all safeguarding teams and strategic leads in the county. In total I have over 20 years’ experience of frontline children’s services, with 14 in managerial positions.

I came into this role after a […]