Portsmouth issues a rallying cry for people to train as social workers

CARING people who could play a role in helping the city’s most vulnerable people are being called to become social workers.

Saturday, 16th March 2019, 2:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 7:39 pm

Portsmouth City Council issued the call to arms as part of yesterday’s World Social Work Day.

The authority employs a team of adult and children’s care social workers who work tirelessly to help the island’s most at-need residents.

Kerry Bailey has been one of the council’s social workers for 16 years and said: ‘It's a tough job, but also one of the most rewarding. When we've successfully matched a foster carer to a child in our care, it makes the hard work all worthwhile.’

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Councillor Matthew Winnington, the council’s social care boss, said 'Social work has the potential to heal communities; it is vital work and we're always looking for driven individuals with a desire to help others.

‘My sister is a social worker and has always found it to be fulfilling and meaningful work, so I would urge anyone considering social work to find out more and get in touch with us today.’

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