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Passionate about improving children's life chances? Join us to ensure that every Devon child, no matter where they live, receives the same high-quality service.

3,425 children in receipt of a social work service

684 children in care

450 children subject to child protection plans

243 families supported by Devon’s Troubled Families Programme

Social work as a career in Devon

We consult closely with service users to develop effective systems and partnerships allowing us to deliver the right service at the right time improving outcomes and life chances for children and young people.

We have a core set of principles which underpin the delivery of our children’s services in Devon. We believe that children are best brought up in families and we will support families to find their own solutions. Services will be shaped by all and children and families will always know where they stand with us.

Develop your career

Career development is at the heart of what we do.

Our social work academy has developed and implemented a new integrated approach to social work education, learning and professional development in children’s social care to deliver this.

This approach will change and develop in response to service priorities and national agendas that provide frameworks for what we do.

Through our tried and tested career pathways, you will find the route that’s right for you.

We can support you to gain your social work degree, to take your first step into a qualified role or move into your first leadership role.

Fulfilling children and young peoples’ mental, physical, social and emotional needs

Ensuring that children are the focus of our work and their voices must be central and heard in the work we do

Ensuring that outcomes meet the children's safeguarding needs

Why I enjoy working for Devon