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Social work matters

Brighter futures

What is Social Work Matters?


We have redesigned our Children's Social Care practice system in Southwark and reconfigured the service into a number of systemic Practice Groups. Social Work Matters is an ambitious change programme designed to shift the organisational culture to be more transparent, collaborative and focused on practice.

Social Work Matters provides practitioners with the support, structure and tools to achieve significant change and positive outcomes for children and families in Southwark.

The systemic Practice Groups are led by an Advanced Practitioner and include social workers, business support (Practice Coordinator) and a clinical resource.

Social Work Matters will ensure that Southwark can offer:

  • The best possible outcomes for vulnerable children and families - to ensure children and families are the focus of all that we do 
  • The best possible support to staff - to enable them to help families change and flourish
  • The best possible service - Southwark is dedicated to delivering the best service possible to children and families

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Social Work Matters

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Tel: 0207 525 7328



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Southwark Council
PO BOX 64529
London SE1P 5LX

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