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Can you help us to shape the future of Children's Social Care in Trafford? We’re committed to providing all our children and families with high quality and purposeful relationships with professionals, to support them to reach their full potential.

We know that to improve outcomes for children and families we need great social workers, so we focus on providing the best conditions for our people to thrive. We are committed to; low caseloads, robust supervision, with supportive teams and managers. We offer fantastic in-house personal development opportunities, including an EPIC programme for aspiring leaders. We provide a great environment with passionate people committed to making a difference, working flexibly, in partnership, supported by excellent IT.

We have a strong vision for social work practice in Trafford, focused on embedding Restorative Practice throughout the service. We value individuality, promote diversity and are passionate about working with our communities to build a better future for everyone.

What our children and young people think, feel and say matters to us. Find out more about how we listen to our young people to make improvements at our My Voice website.

Click here to view the Early Help and Children’s Social Care Structure with brief descriptions of the Service Areas.


Did you know that Trafford …

Is a diverse, vibrant borough - we are just 2 miles from the centre of Manchester with great transport links, excellent schools, unique town centres and a huge range of leisure, amenities, parks, open spaces, and, of course, top level sport. We are committed to promoting diversity in our workforce to mirror the community we support and operate a restorative practice approach; working with families, building on their strengths and empowering them to achieve their goals and find the best outcomes

Is committed to flexible working and work life balance - allowing you to choose the times and places that suit you and your children and families; we want a work life balance so we encourage agile working and provide excellent IT. We support health and wellbeing with initiatives such as ‘Perks at Work’, mental health first aiders, running & walking groups and mindfulness sessions. We are committed to small caseloads and teams, to enable us to focus on providing quality support to our children, young people and families, and each other.

Values our Social Workers - paying for things you need, like your Social Work registration and DBS checks. We offer a range of learning and development opportunities including; a robust supervision programme, 6 monthly EPIC personal development plans and opportunities to train as a Practice Educator, supporting students whilst developing your coaching skills (Practice Educator Professional standard Stage 1 and Stage 2). We have great in-house opportunities, with an EPIC Inspiring Leaders Programme to help you build on your knowledge, experience and leadership skills, enabling you to progress your career. We hold an annual conference for our Social Workers to spend time away from the day job focusing on learning, networking and developing practice.

If you'd like to find out more about living & working in Trafford, please click here. Trafford Council could be for you - We're EPIC

To find out more about our available social care roles, please click here.