Social Work Academy

At Coventry City Council we know it is absolutely crucial for our social workers to have continuous professional development - so we have developed our Coventry Social Work Academy.  The academy is an operational team where cohorts of Newly Qualified Social Workers benefit from learning and development workshops, alongside robust oversight of work with children and families, in a protected environment to establish best practice as a baseline for continuous professional development journey. After the first 6 months of joining our Social Work Academy, newly qualified social workers continue on their assessed and supported year in employment in the wider children’s services, with long arm support from the Social Work Academy.

NQSW’s benefit from continued professional development, support and mentoring as they progress through the early stages of their social work career, where they develop and embed best practice to achieve better outcomes for children and families living in the city.

Coventry’s Children Services is proud of its achievements to date and is continuing to ensure children and families remain at the heart of all it does.  We provide our social care staff you with an environment where practice with children and families can flourish and make the most difference, with high support and high challenge at the forefront.  We are passionate about creating something special, where families are valued; our service is based on relationship and restorative based practice in line with Signs of Safety methodology.

Find more about our Social Work Academy.