Our Borough

Newham is a diverse borough with a young population, which has undergone considerable regeneration as part of the Olympic legacy.

There are more than 86,000 children and young people in Newham.

Who We Need

Experienced social workers who:

  • want to contribute to the community by building and setting the foundation for the present and future generation in Newham
  • are excited by being at the forefront of innovation and not deterred by the challenges this can bring
  • are always striving to be the best and who share our ambition for the families we work with
  • want to develop their careers in a vibrant and diverse borough.

Investing in Social Work

As a social worker in Newham you will get the best support. We demonstrate our loyalty and commitment by investing in our social workers. We ensure you have the knowledge and skills to support our community. We provide support and training which is directly tailored to the needs of the community and reflects current best practice and research.

Practice Model

Newham has adopted the systemic approach as its single theory of practice. We are in our third year of working in partnership with the Institute of Family Therapy and resident Child and Adolescent Mental Health clinicians to train and support social workers in the use of systemic concepts and tools when building relationships with families.

Innovative Approaches

Newham has been awarded £2.6m by the DfE Children’s Social Care Innovation programme to design and deliver an innovative programme to work with families affected by domestic violence and abuse.