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Message from the principal social worker

Hear from our principal social worker.

We are delighted that you are interested in working in Lewisham. Our children’s social care service is a great place to work and to develop your career.

Social work in Lewisham is changing and we have set out our vision and values for how we practice where families tell us they understand why we are involved and children tell us their social worker has made a difference to their lives.

We have adopted Signs of Safety as our practice framework and are focusing on the quality of our relationships with families and children to help and support them to change.

Our staff tell us they feel valued and enjoy working in Lewisham and are well supported by their managers with regular reflective supervision and good access to training.

If you join us, you will be supported to develop your career through our comprehensive learning and development offer, including the opportunity to become a Signs of Safety practice leader.

If you are interested in working in a relationship-based way and are committed to developing your social work practice and skills to deliver an excellent service to Lewisham’s children, then we look forward to welcoming you.

Best wishes,

Sara Taylor
Principal Social Worker