About children's social care

A message from the Director of Children, Young People & Learning:

Our department aims to ensure that children and young people in Bracknell Forest achieve the best possible outcomes for their lives through education, advice and guidance, access to support and where necessary, specialist placements.

There are approximately 30,000 children and young people living and growing up in Bracknell Forest, which represents 27% of the total population. Bracknell Forest is seen as a generally affluent area which does not experience problems associated with deprivation. This overall view however hides significant pockets of deprivation which are not always apparent from headline statistics.  For example, of the 126 wards within Berkshire 8 Bracknell Forest wards are in the top 50 most deprived. 

We believe in ensuring the voice of every child and young person is heard, and we take pride in the high level of partnership working we have achieved. In the most recent Safeguarding and Looked After Children Inspection, we were assessed as 'Good' by Ofsted.

Some of the positive comments about staff include:            

“Investment in staff training and personal development is very good”

“Staff supervision and management oversight is regular and well regarded by staff and enables clear decision making to take place on cases”

“Social care staff are encouraged to pursue post qualifying awards and a high proportion of managers are supported well to achieve additional qualifications”

Could you do it?

The roles we have available are challenging and interesting and will enable you to continually develop your skills and knowledge, as well as contribute to the ongoing improvement of the services and support we deliver.

We asked the members of SiLSiP (Bracknell's Children in Care Council) what they look for in a social worker. Take a look at what we would like our social workers to be like.pdf

Take a look at the work of our Children's social care teams.

If you believe you have the ambition to join us at this exciting time we would welcome your application to join one of our teams.