Bristol are creating an additional team in the South Area Service. The service works with Children in Need, Children needing Protection and undertakes Court Work. Over the last year we have reduced numbers of children on a child protection plan, numbers in care and the teams work hard to help families make changes and avoid statutory intervention.
Across Bristol there are 26 small units. Each unit has a Team Manager, three Social Workers, a Support Worker, and an Administrator. The unit provides good support and allows Social Work practice to shine.
The low manager to practitioner ratio offers Social Workers excellent support to develop and deepen practice and skills. There are good links with partners in other agencies, and an emphasis on whole family working.
Area Services work closely with the Families in Focus team in the locality and there are a range of services available to support good work with families.
At the area office in South Bristol there is free parking and easy access to local amenities.