When joining a new organisation the team culture is an important factor in your decision.

We’ve created a ‘biog’ of our people and video’s talking about their visions for Children’s Services, their journey and what it’s like to work here.

Read their stories and find your future in Norfolk.

           Hi, I’m Phil Watson, Assistant Director Children’s Social Work for Norfolk County Council.

I initially joined Norfolk in January 2018 as an interim. It became clear very quickly that this was a Local Authority and Children’s Service with huge potential and ambition for its children, young people and families. So much so, I applied for the permanent role and was lucky enough to be appointed to a new but fully permanent senior leadership team.

Apart from being a service with some already highly regarded areas of practice to build on (e.g. Outstanding Adoption service, Norfolk Institute of Practice Excellence), our members have committed a significant investment of 12-15m towards continued transformation and improvement. We know we still have a lot to do to be the Outstanding service across the board we know we can be, but building on all the positives Ofsted found in the 2017 inspection, this really is an exciting time to be joining Norfolk Children’s Services on its journey to excellence.

Some initiatives already well and truly in the pipeline for delivery include –  a new approach to our Front Door informed by the work of Professor David Thorpe, an innovative and multi-disciplinary social work practice group model, launch of our Social Work Academy and phase 2 of the Signs of Safety programme, and the Norfolk Family Networking approach, putting families back at the heart of all our interventions.

So what are you waiting for? – come and join us in Norfolk, a great place to work AND live!