Sarah also came to the Family Safeguarding Team through the academy.
About the safeguarding approach:
“It has been really interesting to see how family safeguarding has changed as a whole practice approach in Hertfordshire. Not only in how we communicate with families but also the support we can offer. We can collectively offer solutions we may not have had access to previously, based on the needs of the family. It is a much quicker process.
The new intervention structure, which is part of the family safeguarding model in Hertfordshire, helps social workers to regularly monitor the situation of children and families so we can reduce the amount of time that children's services are involved and cases don’t drift.”
About the Academy:
“I chose Hertfordshire as a newly qualified social worker because I wanted to join the Academy. I felt well supported and thought it was a great way to start my career. I really liked the idea that I was with other newly qualified social workers.
The training within the Academy is absolutely fantastic. All the training is done before you take on cases. You get the experience of working as a social worker and can focus on learning without any time constraints. You start with a low caseload and lots of support and supervision to ease you into your new role.”