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Liquid Personnel consultant discusses why social workers leave the profession On BBC radio 4
This morning on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme there was a discussion on why the social work sector struggles to hold on to their professionals
One of our recruitment consultants, Francesca, is a former child protection social worker and before joining Liquid Personnel had worked on the front line of children’s services for 7 years.
Throughout those 7 years Francesca worked for several local authorities in and around the North West of England. In her time in Social Work she had a lot of first-hand experience of the stress and burnout the profession brings, as well as all of the positive and rewarding experiences.
Throughout the discussion, Francesca was asked to discuss the pressures of the job and the government’s plans for getting more skilled people into the profession.
She was joined by Josh Mcallister, the founder and chief executive of social work training charity, Frontline. The discussion was triggered by the news that Education Secretary Nicky Morgan planned to announce an expansion of the Frontline programme to recruit the best graduates into children's social work.
Francesca did a fantastic job standing up for frontline social workers and everyone here at Liquid Personnel is very proud of her contribution.
Listen: If you would like to listen back to then show then you can listen on BBC iPlayer or on the link below (starting from just over 1 hour and 16 minutes in)