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

Our vision is for Newham to be a place where every child and young person enjoys the best possible opportunities in life – through outstanding education; first-rate youth services; exceptional family support, and social care services that ensure no child is left behind.

To be a social worker in Newham is to be an agent of change, and there  has never been a more exciting time to join us.

Newham has a young and diverse population and is a dynamic and exciting place to work. We are investing significantly in services for young people and are the first borough in London to have a dedicated Children and Young People’s Commissioner. 2021 is Newham Year of the Young Person, and our ambition is to be a Centre of Excellence in Children’s Social Care by 2023 – nationally recognised as an example of best practice.

We are committed to recruiting, developing and supporting outstanding social workers, and to creating the right environment for exceptional, creative social work to flourish. We have a united, dynamic and ambitious leadership team across social care and education, a dedicated team of family therapists and are the only local authority in the country with a Director of Clinical Practice.

We are forging a culture of openness, transparency, and accountability, where everyone feels valued and empowered to make a positive impact in families’ lives. Our pioneering ‘Newham Together’ practice model is based on a relational and systemic approach, with a focus on building purposeful, positive relationships.

We welcome different skillsets and embrace individuality. Our team of systemic experts will support you in your practice, while our social care academy offers ongoing professional development, giving you the skills and confidence to champion the rights of Newham’s children and young people.

Social work in Newham will stretch you, but offers a unique opportunity to make an impact. We want social workers to join us who are up for a challenge, and who want to improve outcomes for children and young people in Newham.

Join us on our journey to making Newham the best place for children and young people.

Tim Aldridge

Corporate Director of Children and Young People’s Services

 

Our Vision

Our vision is for Newham to be a place where every child and young person enjoys the best possible opportunities in life – through outstanding education; first-rate youth services; exceptional family support, and social care services that ensure no child is left behind.

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