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

Family practitioners work directly with children, young people and families, carrying out frequent home and community visits to families who have come to the attention of social work teams.

There are no specific qualifications required to become a family practitioner and many enter the job through other roles in children’s services. However, you do have to be tenacious and resilient and have a passion for getting the best outcomes for our young people.

Each year, we support a small number of current employees to undertake the social work degree via the Open University and are actively engaging with national providers to identify opportunities to offer social work apprenticeships as they become available. For more information visit our Facebook page.


Read more about working in children’s social care in Devon and other opportunities we offer.

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