Information for councils

The Return to Social Work programme is now closed.


The Return to Social Work programme was developed by the LGA and Government Equalities Office to support councils with social worker recruitment. Earlier this year, the programme ran a national recruitment drive on behalf of councils and carefully selected up to 200 social workers to receive free training.

The Return to Social Work programme has now ended

Those who were selected were experienced social workers who took career breaks and who required additional support to return to practice. If you are interested in programmes like this or would like to see similar ones for the future please email info@local.gov.uk.