Children & Families - Working for Essex
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Welcome to Children & Families

“Our services are highly diverse and we have interesting and stimulating opportunities for everyone, as well as various career pathways you can explore.

In recent years, our Children & Families teams and Youth Offending Service have been awarded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. If this kind of environment resonates with you and you enjoy making a difference, we’d be delighted to receive your application.

Good luck and best wishes.”

Helen Lincoln, Executive Director, Children & Families

Serious about social work

Diverse, passionately committed and Ofsted-rated ‘outstanding’, Essex County Council’s Children & Families team offers careers few can match for impact and variety.

What does it take?

There’s no magic to it. Just hope and heart, and a lot of hard work. Watch this video to understand what it takes to join us here at Essex in Children & Families.

Essex Social Care Academy (ESCA)

The ESCA is dedicated to our social work colleagues across the organisation. We’re passionate about all aspects of CPD in social care, investing in a holistic approach to learning, development and impact in the county’s social care services.

ESCA provides a framework that promotes and enables a professional learning culture, improving professional excellence and driving up standards to deliver high-quality practice.

We’ve won multiple awards at a national level. ESCA is recognised as truly innovative and ahead of the curve.

Did you know?

We offer up to an £8,000 relocation package, subject to terms and conditions.

We are also proud to have been recognised as Social Work Employer of the year 2021!

Service Manager, Family Support & Protection
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