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30 Apr 2019

Book your free ticket for The Social Work Show now

The Social Work Show is a national conference and exhibition for social work and social care professionals.

Meet a range of exhibitors including local authorities, independent providers, voluntary sector organisations and universities, or discover the latest social work and care practice in the conference. 

You can view the exhibiting organisations and what they have to offer below to find out about everything happening at the event.

Coventry City Council: 

We’re on a journey to do better for Coventry’s children, and we’re committed to doing things differently and have re-structured our services to make sure that children are at the heart of our decision-making and receive good outcomes. We’re clear on where we’re going, where we’ve come from and how every single Social Worker can put Children first. We've worked to build a stronger support network - and, with a new management structure and inspirational leadership, we’re working to make it even stronger with our strategic plan ‘Getting to Good’. You’ll work with colleagues who are passionate about the city, its people and its exciting prospects.

You can also attend their children's social work seminar: Using Signs of Safety to strengthen work with children and families

Devon County Council: 

Speak to Devon County Council to have the opportunity to talk to their Recruitment Lead and a Team Manager from Adult Social Care and discuss your career aspirations. They have a number of opportunities including ASYE, experienced social worker and team manager posts.

You can also attend their adult social care seminar: A strengths-based & solution-focused culture change programme

Government of Jersey:

Let’s be honest. We’re transforming the future of an entire island. And we want you to help us.

The Government of Jersey team will be on-hand to answer your questions, discuss the opportunities on offer and talk about life on Jersey.

You can register now for an interview on the day

(Please note, numbers are limited, so register early to avoid disappointment)

 To find out more and apply, visit http://letsbehonest.gov.je

Manchester City Council:

Manchester City Council is investing over £11.4 million into Adult Services, and as part of this are creating permanent Social Worker roles in a variety of service areas. It’s based on the principles we really value in this city: putting people first, listening to what matters most to them, and supporting them to live better lives. 

Roles include:
 Social Worker
£29,636 to £32,878 per annum

North East Lincolnshire Council: 

We are committed to achieving the best outcomes for all children and families in North East Lincolnshire. We pride ourselves on the success and progression of our staff. We offer training packages that will help you continue to develop. Come along and have a chat about Social Work in NELC.

You can also attend their seminar: Self-care in social work

Roles include: Social Workers £26,999 to £33,799 per annum

Powys County Council:

Powys County Council Social Care teams are relatively small but friendly and supportive units that work on a locality basis. In addition to a generous salary, we offer Social Care staff up to a £8,000 relocation package, family friendly policies, a generous lease car scheme, an assisted car purchase scheme and travel expenses.

Roles include:  
£30,507 to £32,029 per annum / Social Workers
£32,878 to £34,788 per annum

Wakefield Council:

We’re building something special in Wakefield. A new way of delivering services which keeps children and young people healthy, happy and safe, whilst making sure our staff feel the same. Our additional investment in team structures, learning and development, and lowering caseloads make it the perfect time to choose Wakefield.

You can also attend their seminar: Putting learning into action: A learning development framework

Roles include: Senior Social Worker £34,788.00 to £37,849.00 per annum

West Midlands Children's Services: 

The West Midlands offers fantastic opportunities for social workers. Diverse environments to suit every need and taste both professionally and personally. We understand what you need to thrive and progress and want to support you in your social work journey.


BASW is the largest professional association for social work in the UK. By joining the Association, you are committing to the values set out within our Code of Ethics and will enjoy a range of services and benefits. Join on the day and take advantage of our special membership offer.

You can also attend their seminars:

  Anti-Poverty Practice: A guide for social workers

Charter for disabled adults and social workers

The 80/20 campaign: Creating a culture of practice

Cansford Laboratories:

Home of the UKs quickest drug and alcohol testing service, Cansford Laboratories provides three-day testing turnaround, guaranteed. Providing comprehensive hair and oral fluid testing, accredited to UKAS ISO 17025. Now offering Ministry of Justice approved DNA testing. Still leading the UK in hair testing standards after 25 years.

You can also attend their seminar: What’s the point of a drug test?


Cellmark delivers a confidential, conclusive and court approved Next Day DNA testing service as standard across our comprehensive range of relationship tests. Cellmark also offers accredited hair drug testing and both hair and blood testing for alcohol use. All work is completed alongside our forensic work for the police and other agencies in UK based, UKAS approved laboratories.

Child and Family Training:

Child and Family Training (C&FT) is a not-for-profit training organisation working to promote evidence-based assessments and interventions with children and families. C&FT have developed the Hope for Children and Families modular approach to both prevent and address harmful parenting and the associated impairment of health and development.

 You can also attend their seminar: What next? Intervening to modify child abuse and neglect

Disclosure Services:

Disclosure Services process online Basic, Standard and Enhanced DBS criminal records checks.
• UK's #1 Independent company for Basic Checks in 2018

• Cost effective solutions tailored to your requirements 

• Fast, Accurate and fully secure 

• Free registration and setup, no hidden charges

• 99.8% accuracy rate in DBS audit

Hugh Jones Solicitors:

Hugh Jones Solicitors helps to protect and promote the interests of vulnerable individuals across England and Wales. Clients of the firm include people who have experienced life-changing injuries, dementia sufferers and those (including children) who cannot legally manage their affairs. The Hugh Jones team is trusted by families who value the firm’s deep expertise and personal approach; encompassing the legal, financial and property issues that tend to arise during Court of Protection proceedings and deputyship matters.

You can also attend their legal seminar: The Court of Protection and deputyship

Liquid Personnel:

Liquid Personnel provides temporary and permanent jobs to qualified social work professionals in a wide range of local authorities, NHS Trusts, fostering agencies, charities and other private sector organisations throughout the UK. We’re the leading provider of agency social workers in the UK, trusted by 150 organisations nationwide to provide exceptional staff.

The Mulberry Bush:

  • The Mulberry Bush School: Providing the highest quality specialist therapeutic residential care, treatment and education for at-risk children aged 5-13 and their families. OFSTED ‘Outstanding.’

  • The Mulberry Bush Learning and Research Centre: Includes our Outreach Team, our Research department and our free alliance ‘The International Centre for Therapeutic Care.’ 

  • The Mulberry Bush Third Space: is our Events, Outdoor Education and Study Centre incorporating the Planned Environment Therapy Archive and National Childcare Library.

You can also attend their children's seminar: Using psychotherapy, attachment theory and neuroscientific research to build relationships after severe emotional trauma

The Open University:

The Open University (OU) is one of the largest providers of social work training in the UK. Uniquely placed to understand the needs of part-time students, our innovative, award-winning distance teaching credentials, excellent support to employers and students in practice ensure the high calibre of our graduate social workers.

You can also attend their seminars: 

Surviving and thriving in the witness box: Preparing social workers for the challenge of “courtroom grilling"

Everything you wanted to know about apprenticeships and the SWDA (but were afraid to ask)

Remedy Social Care:

Remedy Social Care take care with your career. Our core principles focus on building strong relationships through regular contact with candidates and clients – professional, prompt and people-focused: these are the qualities that characterise everything that we do.

The Richardson Partnership for Care:

The Richardson Partnership for Care provides residential and respite care for adults with severe learning disabilities and a person-centred approach to rehabilitation for those with an aquired brain injury, with the help of our specialist MDT. Their unique, homely environment encourages social intergration, individual choice and respect for service users.

Exhibition space is now limited. If you would like to find out how your organisation could use the event to recruit, raise your profile or showcase good practice then please contact the COMPASS team on 01892 784804 or enquire online.           


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