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Children's Social Work Matters (CSWM)

A regional partnership across Yorkshire and Humber committed to raising the standard and status of social work.  

What is Children's Social Work Matters (CSWM)?

This is a regional partnership across Yorkshire and Humber who are committed to raising the standard and status of social work.  

‘Children’s social work matters’ is a simple statement, but one that every single children’s social worker in Yorkshire and the Humber region wholeheartedly believes.  Social workers make a positive difference to the lives of hundreds of people, young people and their families in difficult circumstances every day.

What is the aim of the Children’s Social Work Matters Programme?

Children’s Social Work Matters is a programme that aims to:

  • attract and support social workers 
  • improve social work practice and delivery. 

Children’s Social Work Matters is also about improving the understanding, image and value of children’s social work as a profession and across our region. 

Which local authorities are involved in Children’s Social Work Matters?

15 local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region are working together under Children’s Social Work Matters to improve children’s social care, to drive up industry standards and champion the vital role of children’s social work.

Further information on the local authorities involved are detailed on the Children's Social Work Matters website:

Children's Social Work Matters (external website)

Where can I go for further information?

For further information visit Children's Social Work Matters website to find out how our social workers are helping families, and what jobs are available near you:

Children's Social Work Matters (external website)