Everyday is never the same in my role. Working in Children's Social care makes you work harder, longer and smarter. The children, no matter what your role, are the only thing that matters.
Since working in Children's Social Care, I now understand the impact on social workers, how hard they work, their pressures and the constant abuse they receive. On the other hand I also see the fantastic work they do by ensuring as many children as they can are out of risk of harm.
The hardest part of my job are exit interviews. I can only empathise with SW's that have got to the point that they can no longer do the job. I feel extremely passionate about this part of my role and wish I could make a substantial difference to their working and home lives.
The above is also the most enjoyable part of my role, I feel I have a huge strength in the area which involves listening, understanding and recording the interview. Reducing agency workers and replacing them with permanent members of staff is also up there with the, maybe not so enjoyable but rewarding. This is extremely important within the Workforce Development team so when we succeed its a great feeling.