Children and Young People’s Social Work in Newham

Newham’s Children and Young People’s services is a great place to work, we offer interesting and challenging work to our social workers. Our goal to ensure that all our social workers are systemic trained practitioners. We aim to ensure that we provide the necessary support and training to achieve the best out outcomes for all our young people and families.

Our outcomes

All children and young people in Newham will:

  1. Grow up happy, healthy, and safe
  2. Flourish in our schools
  3. Benefit from employment, skills and training opportunities
  4. Play an active role in the community

Our obsessions

  • Improve the care experience
  • Increase support to families
  • Invest in the workforce, improving quality and stability
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Our key themes

Our Strategic Improvement Plan focuses on all aspects of social care, delivering vital improvements to Children’s and Young People Services.

  1. Leadership Vision and Culture
  2. Model of Practice
  3. The Fundamentals
  4. Corporate Parenting
  5. Partnerships
  6. Learning and Transparency
  7. Workforce

Welcome to ‘Newham Together’ – the best place for children and young people

There has never been a more exciting opportunity to grow and develop as a social worker in Newham.

Newham has a really ambitious work programme underway led by our elected Mayor and the Council has a number of key priorities, including Community Wealth Building: providing the best opportunities and securing a fair deal for Newham residents. Transforming services for children and young people is at the heart of this agenda.

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We are looking for social workers who are up for a challenge and want to work in a vibrant and diverse community. We need the best people working for us to make a difference to our children and young people.

Want to join us?

We are recruiting to 4 new Heads of Service roles in

  1. Safeguarding and Intervention
  2. MASH & Assessment
  3. Children in Care & Care Experienced Adults
  4. Care Provision and Support


If you are a Newly Qualified Social Worker, Social Worker or Practice leader please click here to see our latest vacancies.

Contact Liam Barrell on 020 3373 4376 or email


Social Worker's Message

"My passion is for bringing systemic ideas into social work with families. I’m glad to see that we are adopting a restorative approach in the way we work with our families and each other"

Garth Batley - Advance Practitioner message

Investing in Social Work

We are currently embarking on a new journey in social care and investing in a programme of transformation. This is creating an energising environment with a clear sense of purpose and direction that we are confident will deliver improved outcomes for children and their families.