Why join us?

St Helens Children's Services have been rated GOOD by Ofsted, with services for young people leaving care rated OUTSTANDING.

This is an exciting time to join St Helens Children’s Social Care, we are ambitious as we continue "Being Brilliant at the Basics", as we now work towards becoming outstanding in all areas. 

We have an increasingly stable workforce, and are looking to recruit to a limited number of vacanciesIf you are passionate about children and making a difference, we would like to hear from you.

The child’s voice is central to all our work and we know to achieve this we need well-supported, low-caseload, happy staff!

We test whether we are getting this right with health checks – the most recent survey results are below.  Don't just believe the numbers - watch the videos our staff have made about what it's like to work in St Helens.


   Social worker health check infographic

We are committed to making a difference to the lives of our children and young people.  We have many opportunities across the service that range from Social Work Apprenticeships, ASYE and ASYE+1, Practice Educators, along with the development of our Family Hubs, we are looking to recruit more people who share our values and can see how they can contribute to moving us forward.