LGA responds to Government's Career Break Returner Programme

“We are pleased that the Government has recognised the importance of supporting the return of good experienced social workers back into the profession."


Responding to the launch of the Government’s Returner Programme, which aims to help people back to work after a career break, Cllr Claire Kober, Chair of the LGA’s Resources Board, said:

“We are pleased that the Government has recognised the importance of supporting the return of good experienced social workers back into the profession.

“This investment will enable us to build on the success of our Come Back to Social Work pilot by offering tailored training and development placements to 100 social work returners.

“Social workers do incredibly important work in difficult circumstances and it’s vital they have the support that enables them to succeed. Councils are determined to enable the highest professional standards and ensure quality social care is provided to our local communities.”